3 Chome-42-17 Nishi-Ogikita, Suginami, Tokyo
Distance from Station:
5 minute walk from JR Nishi-Ogikubo Station, North exit
03-3390-1155 (Japanese only)
10:00am - 7:00pm, Closed during New Years holidays and summer O-bon holidays (please see website for details)
Website: (external link)
Staff speak Japanese and limited English
  • no-smoking


Enter the world of Nihonga at Nishi-Ogikubo’s Sukiwa
[updated September 2022]

Experience the beauty and delicate craftsmanship of nihonga – Japanese style paintings – at Sukiwa, located a five-minute walk from Nishi-Ogikubo’s north exit. With a heart to protect and promote the traditional art of nihonga, the experienced staff at Sukiwa partner with specialized craftsmen to offer high-quality traditional hand-made paper (washi) and beautiful Japanese silk fabric and textiles used for nihonga picture mounts (kireji). They also deal with order made mounts and frames and repair old paintings and scripts. In recent years, Sukiwa has had an increasing number of requests for custom made work for art restoration projects. All products offered at Sukiwa are made using traditional methods and equipment and custom orders are welcomed.

Sukiwa also has a gallery where art lovers of all kinds can enjoy contemporary nihonga paintings and high quality traditional materials. They are active in the local community and in the greater network of artists and craftsmen in Japan, organizing exhibitions and shows to allow more people to enter the fascinating world and long history of nihonga. Sukiwa also offers workshops, including an uchiwa fan painting workshop. Be sure to check Sukiwa’s homepage or Facebook page for ongoing gallery event and workshop information, or see the workshop page to schedule your own workshop while visiting Tokyo!



Writer: Amanda
Photographer: M. Matsushima, additional photos provided by Sukiwa