Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory Artist-in-Residence Program
Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory (MI-LAB) Artist-in-Residence Program opened in 2012. It is designed for international artists, print teachers and printmakers who wish to learn Japanese mokuhanga printmaking techniques under Japanese teachers. The residency in provides an opportunity to experience the rich culture of Japan, where mokuhanga is an essential part of cultural history.
Artist residents will experience mountain culture and traditional Japanese lifestyle with friendly local people, and will have an opportunity to share those experiences with other international artists.
The AIR programs in 2024 will be held at their new studio near “Echizen Washi no Sato”. Echizen is one of the famous traditional production area of Japanese paper. They are planning to offer paper making workshops in cooperation of the Udatsu Crafts Center.
Description of the Facilities (Basic Training)
Description of the Facilities (Advanced Training)
Woodblocks, paper, water color ink and basic material (japanese carving knives, printing brushes and barens) will be provided as necessary for production during the program. Additional costs will be charged for extra materials.
The artists reside at MI-LAB Studio/Residence near Lake Kawaguchi on a foot of Mt. Fuji located at Fuji-Kawaguchiko-cho, Yamanashi-ken, Japan.