Thank you Europe!

Thank you Europe!

We returned to Tokyo last week after one month away in Europe. Motoharu Asaka would like to express a sincere thank you to everyone who contributed to the enormous success of the tour. We estimate that we taught around 160 people carving and printing techniques in our short workshops, and perhaps 100 more were in attendance at lectures and short demonstrations.

A stack of truly vibrant, serene, wacky and though-provoking images were left to us by those who participated and Asaka has already been enthusiastically showing them off to students in the studio in Tokyo for inspiration and a reminder of what can be accomplished in a short time!

We are truly grateful to everyone who participated this time and helped us spread the word about mokuhanga and the craft ecosystem in Japan that supports this artform.

Please find below a list of suppliers that you can purchase tools and materials for your ongoing exploration of woodblock printing.