CALL FOR APPLICATION: Lake Kawaguchi Artist-in-Residence 2019

MI-LAB Committee is pleased to open a call for application for 2019 Mokuhanga Artist-in-Residence at Lake Kawaguchi. We will Invite artists who want to learn/improve Japanese water-based woodblock printmaking (Mokuhanga) skills to the following programs of 35 days each.
To apply, please download and fill the form choosing the most suitable course to your level and objective with preferred period, and send it to us with supplementary materials by mail or e-mail.

Application deadline: March 20th, 2018
Selection announcement: April 15th, 2018 by e-mail

I. 2019 Mokuhanga Basic Training Program

A – From April 14th to May 18th
B – From September 15th to October 19th
C – From October 27th to November 30th

This program covers the fundamental skills of Mokuhanga 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.
*If we receive surplus numbers of applications, we might consider organising extra programs so that we can accommodate as many applicants as possible. Please write inquiry to the e-mail address stated in guidelines.

Click to download Guidelines of 2019 Basic Training Program.
Click to download Application Form.

II. 2019 Mokuhanga Advanced Program

From August 1st to September 4th

This self-development program is designed for professional Mokuhanga printmakers. Artists are expected to come with a project using Mokuhanga and develop it through the residency (A proposal is required in the application). The program will also offer the technical advice of carving and printing for individual needs, as well as lectures on washi paper, and the workshop of baren-wrapping and of paper-mounting*. *The contents may be subject to be changed.

Click to download Guidelines of 2019 Advanced Program.
Click to download Application Form.


To receive the most recent 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 to you by e-mail the latest timetable and other information. 

To download the registration form, please click here(PDF) or here(DOCX).