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ARCHIVED Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada (1 June)

Saturday 1 June 2024 / 1:00pm
Woodblock Printing Workshop with Hiroko Imada (1 June)

Saturday 1 June 2024
We are running a second workshop on Monday 3 June - click here to learn more.

1.00 - 4.00pm

The Japan Society

13 / 14 Cornwall Terrace (Outer Circle)
London NW1 4QP

Booking Details
Booking essential
– Priority booking for members of The Japan Society and their guests
Members of The Japan Society: £30
Guests and Non-members: £50
All tools, equipment and materials will be provided on the day

Bookings open for non-members from Thursday 23 May 2024 (More details on how to become a member here)

Please note this session is now fully booked. Please sign up for the session on 3 June or use the form below to be added to the waiting list for the 1 June session. 

Book online here

Following our successful workshops in November 2023 and in February 2024, The Japan Society is delighted to host another two Japanese woodblock printing workshops on Saturday 1 June and Monday 3 June, led by London-based artist, Hiroko Imada.
Japanese woodblock printing, moku-hanga, is a relief printing technique, utilising a print surface that is raised above the unnecessary areas that are cut away from the wood block. Moku-hanga differs from many printmaking techniques as it is printed by hand with a pressing instrument (baren) and uses water-based ink. 
This half-day workshop is an introductory course to learn the basic process by creating your own design, carving a block and printing in black and white on Japanese paper. No experience is necessary for this workshop.
Hiroko Imada is a London-based painter, printmaker and site-specific installation artist. She studied art at the Tokyo Zokei University and The Slade School of Fine Art and has exhibited throughout Europe and Japan. In 2021, Hiroko was commissioned by the British Museum to create a woodblock print inspired by Hokusai’s drawing and its process was recorded to create a film to run at the exhibition ‘Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything’ from 30 September 2021 to January 2022 at the British Museum. Imada’s new site-specific installation work Sakura saku ('Cherry blossoms are blooming') is currently showing at Watt’s Gallery to coincide the exhibition, Edo Pop: Japanese Prints 1825 - 1895.
Hiroko also specialises in teaching Japanese woodblock printing, papermaking, folded screenmaking, and hanging scroll making. Since 2000 she has been teaching the Japanese woodblock printing regularly at the British Museum and from 2017 the Prince’s Foundation School of Traditional Arts. Hiroko is a member of the Japan Artists Association & the International Association of Art.  
If you have any questions, please call The Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996 or email us at:
*Image: (c) Dr. Martens 2022

Booking Info

  • Please note that this event is for those aged 14 or over.
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  • Cancellation Policy
    The cancellation deadline for this event is noon Tuesday 28 May 2024. If you cancel your place(s) after this time, we will attempt to resell your ticket(s). If we are unable to resell your ticket(s) unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund.

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