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About Takashi Ijichi

Takashi Ijichi demonstrates fabric paint
One of the Four Gentlemen
beginning strokes

Born in Japan in 1947 and raised in the southern prefecture of Kagoshima, Takashi Ryuho Ijichi has studied sumi-e brush painting for over 40 years. He has been teaching in San Diego since 1991 and joined the San Diego Community College faculty in 2000.


Takashi’s teacher, or sensei, in Japan was Yasuko Nishiwaki.

In San Diego he studied with Washu, also known as Kazuko "Suzy" Reynolds.

Artist and Teacher

The Takasumi-e Society’s founder and guiding light is Takashi Ryuho Ijichi, long-time San Diego Community College art instructor and a leading figure in San Diego’s Japanese cultural community.  

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