Yoji Nishi Born in Japan in 1972
Started to learn Thangka painting in Nepal with Karma Thubten
, a Tibetan Thangka painter from eastern Tibet.
Enrolled in the Shechen
Institute of Traditional Tibetan Art, Tsering Art
, to learn under the guidance of the master Thangka Painter Konchog Lhadrepa
Took part in a group from Tsering Art School to paint the mural of a new
monastery near Bouddhanath, Nepal.
Graduated from Tsering Art School as the top student, obtained a fine
art degree of "Lhadre Lopon
" from Shechen monastery.
Moved to Belgium and started to work in Europe.
Temporarily returned to Japan and learned the technique of Japanese traditional
silk painting and Kirikane
Traveled to Tibetan colony in north India to deepen knowledge and understanding
of natural pigments.
Moved to Spain. (visit his Blog
to check out his recent works in progress)
・・・・・Renowned Thangka Painter from Dza To Shen, Kham in Eastern Tibet.
He lives in Kathmandu, Nepal and gives Thangka Painting courses of long
and short period. He is an experienced Thangka teacher and has students
from various countries.【Return to Profile】
Tsering Art School
An art school of Karma Gardri style Tibetan Thangka Painting which is part
of Shechen Monastery in Bouddhanath Kathmandu, Nepal, established by Shechen
Rabjam Rinpoche in 1996. The six years curriculum consists of the basic
drawing class, coloring class, deity measurement class, mandala class,
Tibetan calligraphy class, history class and theory class.【Return to Profile】
・・・・・The principal of the Tsering Art School and an authentic holder of
the Karma Gardri lineage of painting who trained with the Thangka painter
Lhadre Tragyel in Sikkim, a master Thangka painter of the Karma Gardri
lineage. His great talent and experience together with vast knowledge of
Buddhism make him an exceptional artist.
Books by Konchog Lhadrepa..."The Path To Liberation"
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・・・・・A decorative technique used for Buddhist paintings and statues in
Japan. Gold leaf cut into thin stripes or different shapes with a bamboo
knife are glued on the surface of the artwork to create beautiful designs.【Return to Profile】