2021.01.20 [MI-LAB] “MI-LAB Mokuhanga Handbook has been published. You can enjoy free campaign of Kindle until 23:50 January 24 (Pacific Standard Time).

2021.01.12 [MI-LAB] MI-LAB AIR Basic Training Program A and Upper Advanced Program scheduled for the first half of 2021 will be cancelled due to the spread of COVID-19.

2020.12.26 [MI-LAB] We have started “Tools-Materials Fiar” at MI-LAB Online Store.

2020.11.27 [MI-LAB] The following people supported the crowdfunding for the continuation of MI-LAB’s activities, which was held from August 21, 2020 to October 21, 2020. We would like to express our sincere gratitude for their support in spite of  the difficult situation due to COVID-19:
Ms. Mei Takemoto,  Ms. Kaoru Morita, Mr. Atsushi Iriguchi, Mr. Toshio Soyama, Ms. Faith Stone, Ms. Tatiana Simonova, Ms. Kate MacDonagh, Mr. Daniel Heyman, Ms. Marina Borodina, Mr. Alex Prentiss, Ms. Mee Ming Wong, Ms. April Vollmer, Ms. Eva Pietzcker.

2020.11.19 [MI-LAB] [CfSHE][Workshop] The period of Workshop “Learning Japanese art form from traditional books”  has been changed.  New dates: Dec.5-6 & Dec.12-13, 2020. Participants will make a scroll, a folding book and a folding screen. For details, please refer to “Talk/Workshop” section.

2020.08.21 [MI-LAB] We started crowdfunding to continue our activities for promotion of water-based woodblock printmaking and to start new projects for post-corona era. We are looking for support at the portal site COUNTDOWN:   until October 21, 2020.

2020.08.08 [CfSHE] Group exhibition MI-LAB -Preparations- Mokuhanga Exhibition by 6 Artists–Instructors/Staff will be held from August 21 through October 18 (gallery hours 12:00-18:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays).  We are going to organize 12 artist-talks by Instagram LIVE during this period.

2020.06.30 [MI-LAB][AIR] Invitation to MI-LAB 2-week AIR
Why don’t you devote yourself to water-based woodblock printmaking this summer? We offer our studio on Lake Kawaguchi at the foot of Mt. Fuji. For further information, please go to:

[MI-LAB][AIR] Artist-in-Residence 2019 Report Update.

2020.03.01[MI-LAB][AIR] 2021年河口湖レジデンス参加者募集開始
OPEN CALLS for AIR on Lake Kawaguchi in 2021!! 
Application deadline is March 31, 2020.  For more information, please see “OPEN CALLS updated 01/Mar/2020” below “NEWS” on this page.
2020.02.29[MI-LAB][CfSHE] 2020年  短期木版画ワークショップ募集開始 Open call for 2020 Short Mokuhanga (water based Woodblock Printnaking) Workshop

2019.10.27 [MI-LAB][AIR] ベーシックCがスタート Basic Training Program C has started
2019.10.10 [MI-LAB][CfSHE] 展覧会 “錦秋” は台風の接近により予定していた12日(土)は閉廊し、14日(月)に開廊・最終日となります。 The Exhibition “Kinshū” closes on October 12 and open on Monday, 14 instead.
2019.10.6 [MI-LAB][AIR] 2020年AIR追加募集*10/25締切 Additional Open call for 2020 AIR programs *Deadline: October 25
2019.9.25 [MI-LAB][CfSHE] 2019年アドバンス・プログラム成果展 “錦秋” 10月4日より Advanced Program Exhibition “Kinshū” opens from October 4.
2019.9.16 [MI-LAB][AIR] ベーシックBがスタート Basic Training Program B has started

OPEN CALLS Updated on 01/Mar/2020

2021 Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence of:

  • Basic Training Program A: From April 18 (Sun.) to May 22 (Sat.), 2021
  • Basic Training Program B: From September 5 (Sun.) to October 9 (Sat.), 2021
  • Basic Training Program C: From October 17 (Sun.) to November 20 (Sat.), 2021
  • Advanced Program D: From July 18 (Sun.) to August 21 (Sat.), 2021

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 Mokuhanga.

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, 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 quality will be solidified as 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 be changed

To apply, please get the guidelines and the application form from the website:

Please read the guidelines carefully and complete the application form by typing and send it to MI-LAB infodesk by email, with the other required documents stated in the form.

Application Deadline is March 31, 2020.

Selected applicants will be informed to applicants by April 15th 2020 by email.

2021 AIR Basic training programs


2021 AIR Advanced programs



2019 Basic Training Program C

This year’s last Program has started. The following 6 artists will stay and work at Lake Kawaguchi Residence Studio from October 27 to November 30, 2019.

Areej Abdi (UK)

Vincent Desplanche (France)

Kit Eastman (USA)

Amy Fleischer (USA)

Isabel Flores González-Moro (Spain)

Nélida Zubia (Spain)

2020 Mokuhanga Residency Program

(Click the image to zoom in) Here is the Updated information about the next year’s Residency Program. To know more details and to apply, please wait for the next open-call expected around this October on this website. You can subscribe to our mailing-list to receive updates from us through email; please scroll down to the bottom of this page to get registration form.


To receive the most recent program information from us, please complete a registration form and send it to us by e-mail, at the same time telling us the year and the program in which you are interested. On receipt of your application, we will in due course send you by e-mail the latest timetable and other information.

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