Suminagashi
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Annika
A Haiku poem about Suminagashi
by Ms. Jacoby's students

Suminagashi

Earth, Fire, Water, and Air

Beautiful paper

Avril
Ben
Brandon
Caterina
Dania
Daniel
Henry
Ivy
James
Jeremy
Kiley
Kyriakos
Lila
Matthew
Morgan
Nathaly
Nikaiya
Peter
Victor

Suminagashi - literally "spilled ink" - is a process where a decorative pattern is created by floating ink on the surface of water and is transferred to a sheet of paper. Each marbled design is unrepeatable, and extraordinarily beautiful.

We learned this art form on a field trip to the Children's Museum in Boston, as part of the Japanese House program. The Museum's amazing Art Director led the children in this incredible experience. For more information, you may phone her at (617) 426-6500 x436 or email her at art@BostonChildrensMuseum.org.

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