June 5-6, 2011  Sunday-Monday, Daily 9:00-17:00
June 13-14, 2011  Monday-Tuesday, Daily 9:00-17:00
at Kitamura printmaking studio, Otsuka, Yamashina-ku, Kyoto. 15 minutes walk from subway Higashino station (Tosai-line)

Teacher: Professional woodblock carver and printer Shoichi Kitamura
Number of participants: 4-6 people. Participation fee: 12.000 Japanese Yen (materials included)

Participants will learn how to transfer their paintings or drawings into multicolor Japanese watercolor woodcuts. Size of the printed image is limited to 26 x 17 cm (paper size A4). Carving and printing tools are provided for participants who come without their own tool kits. Suitable for beginners as well as for advanced printmakers.


June 6, 2011 11:00-12:00 or 14:00-15:00

Japanese-English tour of the extraordinary mokuhanga collection, teahouse and print shop of the Kyoto hanmoto (publisher), Matsukyu, affiliated with the family of the late sosaku hanga artist Tokuriki Tomikichiro.

Reservations required: Space is strictly limited to a maximum of 8 persons per tour. Advance reservation is requested via email to the IMC2011 Office: office@mokuhanga.jp Matsukyu’s current owner/print designer has agreed to lead the tour so if you reserve a place, please note that your attendance is fully expected.

Cost: ¥500 in cash at time of tour to cover expenses for Kyoto woodblock print specialist to serve as the English facilitator and who will be also available before and after the tour for further inquiries about mokuhanga in Kyoto.

Matsukyu has asked that interested parties please refrain from contacting their shop directly, although their business may be viewed on their homepage (in Japanese): http://www.kyoto-matsukyu.jp/info/


June 14-16, 2011  Tuesday-Thursday, Daily 9:00-17:00
at Awagami Washi Traditional Crafts Hall, Yoshinokawa City, Tokushima

Number of participants: Maximum 15 people. Participation fee: 35,000 Japanese Yen

Participants will learn how to make Japanese washi paper and how to dye paper with traditional Japanese indigo (aizome). People without any previous experience in papermaking are welcome. Accommodation: Fuigo Onsen (Fuigo Hot Springs) 6.450 JPY per night, including 2 meals. Lunchbox available at the Awagami Washi Traditional Crafts Hall: 700 JPY/ box.

TENKOKU: Seal Carving Workshop

Participants will learn how to use tools and carve stones, and complete a seal with a simple motif.
Those without any previous experience in seal carving are welcome.

Instructor: Fujimura Chura, Freelance Seal Carver and Calligrapher
Time: Monday, June 13, 2011, 10:00AM‒12:00PM

Place: SHO-NO-KURA (pottery shop KIDOAIRAKU)
Higashiiru Sakaimachi, Nishikikoji Nakakyo-ku, Kyoto (inside of Kyoto Nishiki market)
5 minute walk from the Shijo subway station (Karasuma-line). Homepage in Japanese: http://sho-no-kura.com/
Participation fee: 2,500 Japanese Yen (materials included)

Fujimura Chura's seal works will also be on exhibit at SHO-NO-KURA, June 10-12, 2011


Time: Wednesday, June 8, 2011  First show 14:00-, Second show 15:30-
Place: Kyoto City International Community House, Event Hall http://www.kcif.or.jp/en/access/
Open to all, including those not registered for the conference, Free admission
Sponsored by The Japan Foundation Kyoto Office with the co-operation of Kyoto City International Foundation

Color / 32 min. / 1975 / Narration in English
Winner of the Golden Bear Prize (Short film) Berlin International Film Festival 1976
The camera pursued the artist for sixteen months from March 1974, and here in vivid images the life of a genius whose personality and works emanate an intense and profound emotion that will vibrate forever in the souls of men.

Color / 31 min. / 1975 / Narration in English
This film shows the traditional techniques for making washi which have been handed down from generation to generation in small villages in Echizen and Shikoku. Japanese paper production flourished during the Edo period with the expansion of publishing and printing, and the adoption by the Tokugawa shogunate of hosho as its official paper. Echizen hosho and torinoko were considered the finest papers of the time and Echizen almost exclusively supplied the ukiyo-e printmakers.

Woodblock print exhibition & Mokuhanga-Mobile workshop

Woodblock print shop Takezasa-do commemorates the publication of the book "Kyoto Takezasa-do, Hajimete no Mokuhanga" written by the shop owner Kenji Takenaka by organizing an exhibition of woodblock prints and a Mobile craft workshop.

Time: June 10-12, 2011  12:00-18:00
Place: Gallery Manens Kompis 154-1 Horikawamachi, Horikawa marutamachi sagaru, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
TEL 075‐821-3477 http://www.maane-moon.com/

Mobile workshop
June 10-11, 2011  14:00-15:00
Participants will create a mobile by using chiyogami –woodblock printed craft papers made in Takezasa-do. Variable paper sizes and patterns can be used.
Number of participants: 10  Participation fee 2,000 Japanese Yen
Participants are requested to bring their own stick glue

Mokuhanga-Mobile workshop
June 12, 2011  14:00-16:30
Participants will design, carve and print their own craft paper, and then make a mobile by using it. Suitable also to beginners in woodblock printing.
Number of participants: 10  Participation fee 3,000 Japanese Yen
Participants are requested to bring their own stick glue, scissors and compass

Inquires and applications
Takenaka Woodblock Prints. TAKEZASA DO
〒600-8471 737 Shinkamanza-cho, Nishinotoin higashiiru, Ayanokoji-dori, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
TEL (075)353‐8585  FAX (075)353‐8586
E-mail ac@takezasa.co.jp

AFFILIATED EXHIBITIONSSpecific exhibition details will be added as they come in.

Woodblock prints by Hiroki Makino
May 31- June 12, 2011 at Gallery KEIFU, 1F   12:00-19:00   Last day until 18:00
Gallery Keifu, Nomura Building, Marutamachi Higashioji-dori Higashi-iru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8392 JAPAN
tel.+81-75-7711011 fax.+81-75-7710358 g-keifu@hotmail.co.jp

Ukiyo-e Shin-hakken! by Tuula Moilanen
Woodblock prints by Kyoto based Finnish artist
June 7-12, 2011 at Gallery KEIFU, 2F   12:00-19:00   Last day until 18:00
Gallery Keifu, Nomura Building, Marutamachi Higashioji-dori Higashi-iru, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8392 JAPAN
tel.+81-75-7711011 fax.+81-75-7710358 g-keifu@hotmail.co.jp

“moku moku”
Woodblock prints by Masako Morino and Izumi Ichii

June 4-12, 2011 at Gallery Sagan, B1 Floor
Gallery Sagan, 1-8 Enshoji-cho, Okazaki, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8343 JAPAN
tel.+81-75-2007295 fax.+81-75-2006941 ttokima2@iris.eonet.ne.jp

Blue Mud Bay and other Journeys
Woodblock prints, drawings and etchings by Australian artist Jorg Schmeisser
May 20-June 12, 2011 at Gallery Miyawaki 13:00-19:00, closed on Mondays
Gallery Miyawaki, Nijo agaru Teramachi-dori Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0915 JAPAN
tel.+81-75-2312321 fax.+81-75-2312322 http://www.galerie-miyawaki.com/

Inspired 4 Black & Colors
Woodblock prints by Reiko Amano

June 7-12, 2011 at gallery Kao no Ie  11:00-18:00 (Last day until 17:00)
Gallery Kao no Ie, 740 Koromodana-tori Nijo agaru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, 6004-0012 JAPAN
tel.075-222-0269 fax.050-7103-3974

Contemporary Woodcut exhibition 2011
by Ishikawa Takako, Goedele Peeters (Belgium), Tamura Hiroko, Honda Konomi and Mikami Keiko

June 7-19, 2011 at Gallery Morning 207 Nakanomachi, Higashiyama, Kyoto 605-0034 JAPAN
tel.075-771-1213 http://gallerymorningkyoto.com/