[Eng sub] Watercolor sketch at Ryogoku Sumo Town vol.1 | Shibasaki

[Eng sub] Watercolor sketch at Ryogoku Sumo Town vol.1 | Shibasaki

Hello, everyone! Shibasaki here 🙂 I’m here in Ryogoku today. Ryogoku is known as the home of sumo wrestling. I’m planning to wander about and look for places to sketch. Relax and enjoy! I’m so happy that the weather is nice today. Trains run on the elevated tracks over there. Kokugikan Sumo Hall is located on the left side. The leaves are changing color, and it’s absolutely perfect for sketching. The building of Ryogoku Station also looks modern and beautiful. Let’s get started. I’m not especially picky about sketching points. Where I step in first is where I draw first. So this station should be the first. There are also lots of people and cars. See how many cars there are? If you draw them all, the scene will look cluttered. The number of cars you draw should be limited. Here it is. So that’s the sketch. And this is the painting. The red taxi is the focal point of this painting. The space under the elevated tracks is also brighter than actual. This is another focal point. Now let’s go to the bright space at the other side of the elevated track. This is the underpass. Let’s turn around and look at the station again to see what it is like. Here it is. It says “Ryogoku Eki (Station)” on the wall. Well then. Going under the track. See how new buildings and the atmosphere of an old town coexist here in Ryogoku? Passing the underpass and looking around to see the tracks. And going with the elevated tracks at the back…, look! Here… this represents the ring entering ceremony of a yokozuna wrestler. Doesn’t it look great? See how smooth his belly has become? Everyone touches it and makes a wish. It’s a small statue, but it shows what Ryogoku is like. This looks like a nice place for sketching…, …but it doesn’t look easy to put up an easel to draw. Drawing requires a little more space. Wow! Here is another sumo wrestler. With this statue, the face is for making a wish. This is the Shiranui style ring entrance. Passing by the statue, where should I start sketching? !? Now I can see something. What’s that? This is it. This is what I’m going to draw. This is actually a renowned temple. Here is the sketch of the temple. And this is what I painted. Let’s go closer to that temple. Across the big street, and here we are! Now I’m at Eko-in Temple. This is Eko-in Temple. Let’s go inside. Look at the guardians of the temple. It’s pretty quiet within the temple. It’s hard to believe it’s in a big city. It feels very nice. !! Wow, here’s something unusual. This is the Chikarazuka monument. It’s big, isn’t it? This is a symbol of sumo wrestlers. Eko-in Temple and grand sumo are very closely connected. Sumo has been performed here since the Edo Period. Let’s go further in the back to see what’s there. This way… !? Look at those towers. What are they? They’re a number of stone towers. This Eko-in Temple originated to console the souls of 100,000 people killed in the Great Fire of Meireki in 1657. Since then, this temple has been dedicated to the souls of those who died in unexpected events and natural disasters. This is a statue of the Buddha. This monument is dedicated to the people who died of illness in prison. And then… ? Oh This is it! See, salt is offered to this jizou statue. This is called “shio (salt) jizou.” People rubbed salt into the statue to make a wish. You can see the salt offered to it. And here are lots of little jizou statues. They look like children. This one’s wearing a bib. And over here toys and windmills are offered. These statues are called “mizuko jizou” and dedicated to fetuses that died before birth. Those are presented for fathers and mothers to pray for their unborn babies who couldn’t come to this world. Little drums and windmills are offered to the mizuko jizou. There are various monuments here for diseased people. Look at this one. It’s a turtle. There is a large stone tower standing on the turtle’s back. This is a tomb, as well. This seems to reflect the influence of Chinese culture. The spirits of a lot of people have been enshrined here since the Edo Period. Why don’t I stop to offer prayers here? To the souls of these people who had to die before reaching their goals, may you rest in peace. !!! I found a kitty! Come here, kitty! She’s hiding. Maybe she doesn’t like me? Come back here! Oh, I see. She’s just thirsty. She’s drinking water back here. Lady : “She just doesn’t care.” “But she’s nice and quiet.” She must be famous among the neighbors. She is eating acorns. Here near the cat, I found a cat monument. In Japan not only humans but also cats and dogs are enshrined. This is Japanese culture. Isn’t it cute? Good kitty! Eko-in Temple is rich in history. Please visit if you have a chance! The next episode will be… Look at this! It’ll be about enjoying food. Doesn’t it look great? What am I eating? It’s so delicious! And I’ll enjoy sketching along this big river. Stay tuned!

100 thoughts on “[Eng sub] Watercolor sketch at Ryogoku Sumo Town vol.1 | Shibasaki”

  1. Shibasaki I loved this video. I can't go to Japan right now because it Is very expensive for latin americans but I really enjoy japanese culture through your videos

  2. I feel like I’m able to travel Japan with Shibasaki-san, while learning such amazing things about the area and getting to watch beautiful art being made!

  3. I am so so so happy for this series. I had to leave Japan and this is healing my heart to see these cities. Thank you for letting us come along on your journeys. It had been my goal to sketch and watercolor the beauty of Japan as I traveled, so I can participate along side you, Shibasaki-san.

  4. Thank you for sharing your sketching stroll with us. Nice and interesting scenery and extra lessons on those all those statues and monuments. That cat was such darlin' girl

  5. It's great you share your culture. Thanks 🌷 I'm fron México 🇲🇽 and find every thing interesting and nice.

  6. Hello! I just discovered your channel recently. I really enjoy watching your videos on my breaks! I hope to get into watercolor once I save enough for some supplies ^_^

  7. I was just wondering when will you paint a temple/shrine! And then this video uploaded. Thankyou! Also very glad that you were much healthier 🙏🙏🙏 I'm looking forward for the next episode, the food looks nice 😋😁

  8. Shibasaki-san captures the real essence of Japan in his paintings and videos.
    Thank you for sharing it with us.

  9. Thank you so much for the tour! It was absolutely beautiful. It was wonderful to learn about the different monuments there.

  10. Thank you for taking all us on a tour and share your beautiful culture! Appreciate it and can’t wait for the second pert! Thank you!

  11. That was a really wonderful tour to go on with you Shibasaki!! I feel like I've learned so much and been so many places in just a short amount of time! It was extremely wonderful. Can't wait for part 2!!

  12. I'm learning so much in these videos! I'm so glad you're feeling healthy enough to be going around to show us those wonderful places!!

  13. This was SO enjoyable to watch! What a great day of sketching in the sun. I haven't done a sketch outside in such a long time, maybe I should follow your example. You look great grandpa, stay healthy and happy.

  14. This video was so wholesome to watch. You are a great artist and a even greater grandfather. Glad you got to go out and enjoy the little details. Stay healthy and happy. :3

  15. 水彩ってまだ完成じゃない…と思いきや細かいところにタッチを入れた瞬間、絵の完成度がグンと上がりますね。

  16. Good kitty. I'll look forward to Part II. The food looks delicious. I'm happy you're getting out more and enjoying yourself.

  17. ありがとう! My wife and I are very enthusiastic fans of Sumo, we were so pleased when you passed by the 国技館! A wonderful trip!

  18. 【水子じぞう】 で最後の漢字は何と書きますか? じぞう はbuddhaですか?

  19. I am at the other end of the world, maybe will never have the opportunity to travel to Japan, but you made me feel like I am there. 🙂 Thank you for this and also for the wonderful sketch!

  20. Domo arigatou Shibasaki Sensei!!! I always wanted to visit a Japanese Temple!!! It was so interesting and cool!!! I can't wait to watch the second part!!!

  21. As always, your painting are wonderful and stunning.
    I really like this vlog because you explained things that in the books published here in Italy do not mention. I haven't seen this neighborhood in any other video. It was all very interesting. Thanks for the video!

  22. Shibasaki san, Can you consider running one week painting workshops in Japan where we can come and learn watercolor painting from you and get to know you and appreciate your great talents and your wonderful personality? Please consider favourably,
    . Thank you!

  23. 今回のビデオはいつもと少し趣が違って面白かったです。東京と千葉に十年住んだことがありますが、回向院のこと知りませんでした。猫塚というのがあるのですね。スケッチの後、鉛筆のラインが残っているのが昔は嫌で気になって、きれいにきれいに消していたのですが、Shibasakiさんの絵では何も気にならないのが不思議です。

  24. 降り立った所がスケッチポイント、どこでも絵になるんですね💞 それは先生だからです。いつも何処を描こうかと悩みます😥 これからのぶらり東京スケッチ旅がすごく楽しみです😃🎶

  25. It was inspiring walk trough Japanese History and Culture. Temple where you can find so many memories. Especially I admire Japanese respect and love for cats. I read about fishermen village, where live many cats an enjoyable life. Thanks! I watch it many times.

  26. Thank you so much for this! I really enjoyed this style of video. I just said goodbye to my best friend kitty of 20 years and 8 months yesterday, so it was comforting to see the temple. And the temple kitty! 🖤😻

  27. What a lovely tour you've given us of beautiful Japan! I watch NHK here in NY and I see many beautiful and special places to visit! Shibasaki you're teaching us many aspects of art thank you!

  28. This was so wonderful! Getting to see you doing some field sketching is great, and I hope that means you've been feeling better ♥️ Thank you for taking us on a walking tour of Ryogoku and Eko-in temple, it was beautiful. Shibasaki-san is a great tour guide!

  29. I just had a really bad mental breakdown and I just saw this and it very much warmed my heart And made me feel better, can’t wait to see the next video :,^>>

  30. 新しいプログラム! 柴崎さんとの旅行画 😄😄😄😄 thank you for bringing us to travel with you 😀

  31. i love your content and the calm energy you transmit ! thanks you! <3 i'm glad you're healthy to go outside and enjoy your life ´ ▽ ` )ノ

  32. Glad to see Grandpa Shibasaki out showing us around again! I wish you the best health and spirit.

    That Turtle with a monument on its back is indeed something very prevalent in Chinese temples as well! It's called a 赑屃 (bixi), a turtle-like being said to be one of the sons of the Dragon. Seeing Japanese temples somehow made me very nostalgic about my own culture, as there are a lot of overlaps between Japanese culture and Chinese culture.

  33. 楽しかったです!! 私も一緒に町に回っていたと思った<3

  34. 柴崎先生、調子良さそう~💖

  35. Watching you paint really is the best thing! Especially when I see you traveling to all these places.. it feels like I am traveling with you! Also love how you've introduced all these beautiful places

  36. what a lovely video it makes me want to come and visit again! your sketches bring out the beauty in the world no matter where you are. How inspiring thankyou very much! 😊

  37. very interesting!! you should do more videos like this, so tha twe get to know Japanese tradition!

  38. 両国なつかしいなあ

  39. 両国に歩いてくれてありがとうございます!いつも通りスケッチは面白くて、きれいです。大相撲が大好きから、私は両国に行って、相撲美術館を訪ねました。そして、駅の近くに美味しいラーメンを食べました。

  40. I absolutely loved this one, expecially the tour of the shrine and your explanations about the history of the place. Thank you so much! =^.^=

  41. 柴崎先生と一緒にスケッチぶらり旅したいな〜

  42. We (family) burried our dogs in our back yards, every christmas we light a candle for them at their graves in memory of them, we do the same for our anchestors too so at christmas you can see the entire graveyard (or both of them) filled with candles on various peoples graves… its beautiful to see, and because at christmas we don't have sunlight where I live (so far north) it makes it more special. Love your video sensei 🙂

  43. Sweet little kitty sipping cool water with coleus, as I call the plant. I grew them once and the variety is endless.

  44. Qǐng yòng yīngwén zìmù wèile lǐjiě tāsuǒ shuō de yīqiè. Láizì mòxīgē de wènhòu
    xièxiè la

  45. Eigo no jimaku o shiyō shite kudasai. Kare ga itta subete o rikai suru tame ni. Mekishiko kara no go aisatsu arigatō

  46. 両国は来たことがないので知らないことだらけです。


  47. 何と!私の生まれ育ったところです!大人になるまで毎日この風景を見て育ちました。川はいいですよね~。ところで登録名パスワードを忘れてしまったので新規に登録しました。oranghitamです。お時間があれば新大橋を渡って清澄庭園も是非お寄りください。きれいなところです。

  48. Thank you, Shibasaki-san, I feel so peaceful when I'm watching your videos! And I'm really-really glad that your health is improving!!

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