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Updated: May 17, 2019
Sumi-e ink artist
Sumi-e Japanese ink brush painter Naoki Kasahara’s work explores the concepts of beauty and delves into “what lies beneath the surface.” Resident in Kuramae for about five years, he draws inspiration from walks along the banks of the Sumidagawa River. Catch his work in one of his solo exhibitions or on Instagram.
Kuramae used to be a traditional wholesale district for toys and stationery, but it is now attracting creators and craftsmen of a different kind. I’d describe the general atmosphere as understated and accessible—here are a few places where you can feel the real Kuramae: