Japan Pastel Nagomi Art (JPNA) is a form of Japanese art healing founded by Hosoya Norikatsu, using pastels and fingers to create a gentle soft and heart-touching art through simple yet unique ways of painting techniques. The kanji character of “NAGOMI” is ‘和’, which means harmony. The therapeutic nature of this art is able to create sense of harmony and hope from the heart of the painters, as well as to the people who admire the pastel art.
Everybody, from young children to old folks, are able to paint a simple yet beautiful art in the fastest 20mins regardless whether he/she is good in painting or not. The results are always magical, where it is able to sooth emotions, calm down and relax the mind, reduce stress and depression, increase self-awareness and self-discovery, enhance self-esteem and confidence, bring joy and harmony to the heart, at the same time stimulate aestheticism and inner sense of beauty.
In Japan, it’s widely learnt by counselors, therapist, teachers, artists, art lovers, working people etc. for counseling and healing purposes, as well as helping students in the schools. It’s also for enhancing aesthetic sense, at the same time achieving healthier, more harmonious and more balanced society. Many instructors have been trained and spread the JPNA around Japan for the past 12 years.