Applications for Mokuhanga AIR

Applications for Mokuhanga AIR

MI-LAB Committee is pleased to open a call for application for 2019 Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence at Lake Kawaguchi. Artists who want to learn/improve Japanese water-based woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) skills are invited to the following programs of 35 days each. Application deadline is October 25th 2019.

2020 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program:

  • From April 19 to May 23
  • From July 19 to August 22
  • From August 30 to October 3

The Basic Training program covers the fundamental skills of Mokuhanga (water-based woodblock printmaking) including the process, techniques, tools and materials, which are rooted in the tradition of ukiyo-e printing. Residency provides you with sufficient time to experiment with and further develop your skills of Mokuhanga in the peaceful environment of Lake Kawaguchi. This program is available to all artists and printmakers who wish to experience the introductory levels of Mokuhang.

Please read carefully the Guidelines and Application Form. Artists in this program pay JPY 365,376 (including consumption tax + PayPal handling fee) to the Organizer, of which JPY 91,344 must be paid as deposit by January 2020, and the balance will be charged prior to your arrival at the Residence by cash or PayPal.

2020 Mokuhanga Advanced Program (From May 3 to July 4): In the Advanced program, designed for those who have completed basic training, in addition to learning more about Mokuhanga and the maintenance techniques of the Baren printing tool, the program provides you with opportunity to work along with your proposed plan of work and to have your work reviewed by Mokuhanga masters both from technical and artistic points of view, so that your skill and artistic qualities will be solidified as a professional Mokuhanga artist. The program also contains a Japanese bookbinding workshop* to offer you the opportunity to make your own original artist book.
*The contents may be subject to change.

Please read carefully the Guidelines and Application Form. Artists in this program pay JPY 365,376 (including consumption tax + PayPal handling fee) to the Organizer, of which JPY 91,344 must be paid as deposit by January 2020, and the balance will be charged prior to your arrival at the Residence by cash or PayPal. 

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