Mokuhanga Teaching Career

  • Haystack Mountain School of crafts, ME
  • Penland School of Crafts, NC
  • Manhattan Graphics Center, New York NY
  • Center for Book Arts, New York NY
  • Pyramid Atlantic, Silver Spring MD
  • The Ink Shop Printmaking Center & Olive Branch Press, Ithaca NY
  • Center for Contemporary Printmaking, South Norwalk CT
  • Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit NJ
  • Dublin Arts Council, Dublin OH
  • Nagasawa Artist Park, Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Program, Hyogo,Japan


Apprentice at The Adachi Institute of woodcut Prints, Tokyo Japan, learned traditional craft of Japanese style woodblock printing through working on reproduction of many Japanese Master such as Hokusai, Hiroshige, Utamaro among others. Worked as printer on various contemporary projects for 3 years, in Tokyo, Japan. In New York I worked at Watanabe studio where I work on various contemporary projects for artist such as Sol Lewitt, Donald Sultan among others.

One person show

  • 2017
    • Owen James Gallery ( Forthcoming )
  • 2015
    • Owen James Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
    • Sidney Larson Gallery, Columbia College, MO

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016
    • Editions/Artists’ Books Fair, NY, NY ( Forthcoming )
    • International Print Biennale, UK ( Forthcoming )
    • Innervison: New Prints 2016 Summer, International Print Center, NY
    • Soeffker gallery, Hamline Gallery, MN ( Forthcoming )
    • Contemporary Mokuhanga, Cade Tompkins Projects, RI
  • 2015
    • St Joseph’s College Council for the Arts Brooklyn, NY
    • Embraced: The International Community, The Center for Book Arts, NY, NY
    • Estampes aventureuses, Gallery Grand E’terna, Paris, France
  • 2014
    • Kentler International Drawing Space, Brooklyn, NY
    • These Arabesques, Associated, Two person show with Ryan Brennan, Brooklyn NY
    • Abstract American Mokuhanga, Sheehan Gallery, Whitman College, Walla Walla, WA
    • Galerie Brun Leglise, Gravure Contemporaine. Artistes du Manhattan Graphics Center, Paris, France
  • 2013
    • NYFA Curatorial, Warburg Realty, New York, NY
  • 2012
    • Theo Ganz Studio, Prints Without Pixels, Beacon NY
    • 2010International Print Center New York New prints 2010/Spring, NY
    • International Print Center New York New prints 2010/Autumn, NY


  • 2011
    • Fellowship, New York Foundation for the Arts, NY, NY
  • 2016
    • KALA Art Institute Fellowship, Berkeley, CA

Arist Residency

  • 2013
    • Barbara and Thomas Putnam Fellow at MacDowell Colony, NH
  • 2013-2014
    • Open Studios, Museum of Arts and Design, New York
  • 2014
    • Open Studio Residency, Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, ME


Head of the Finnish Woodcut Artists Society
Member of the Association of Finnish Printmakers
Lived in Kyoto, Japan 1989-2012.
Opened mokuhanga-studio in Helsinki in 2012.

New generation instructors

Chihiro TAKI
Born in Shizuoka

MA, printmaking, Musashino Art University
BA Fine Art, Painting and printmaking, Musashino Art University with award

  • 2017
    • Swayed Shadows | Kazuki SAKAI + Chihiro TAKI, CfSHE Gallery
  • 2017
    • Globalizing Mokuhanga & workshop, Famagusta Gate, Cypurs
  • 2016
    • Fragile Story, Walla Walla Foundry Gallery USA
    • Exhibition of Shunyou-kai, The National Art Center, Tokyo
    • Encouraging prize, The 93th Exhibition of Shunyou-kai, Tokyo
  • 2013
    • Print resonance:
    • International Art Schools’ Print Books Exhibition and workshop
    • Silpakorn University Art Centre, Bangkok
    • Many other prizes and exhibitions

Michiko HAMADA
Born in Tokyo

MFA, Printmaking field, Tama Art University

  • 2017
    • Selected artists exhibition at Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2016
    • New wave printmaker, Gallery Keifu, Kyoto / Yoseido Gallery, Tokyo
  • 2015
    • Kanae Yamamoto Prize, Nagano
  • 2014
    • Mokuhanga Prize exhibition, Sumio Kawakami museum, Tochigi
  • 2014
    • The best new talent award, Japan Print association exhibition, Tokyo
  • 2013
    • Tokyo Wonder Wall selected artist exhibition, Tokyo
  • Many other prizes and exhibitions

Born in Kamakura, Kanagawa

MFA, Printmaking Course, Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music
BA, Printmaking Course, Tama Art University

  • 2015
    • suri no yohaku., Onomichi art university museum, Hiroshima
  • 2014
    • Project N 57, Tokyo Opera City Art Gallary
  • 2012
    • Light from dead stars, MontBlanc Japan
  • 2012
    • ex-place Saeka enokura + Ayao shiokawa, Slash by Kayoko yuki
  • 2009
    • Assent prize
    • Hida-takayama contemporary woodblock prints biennale Gifu
  • 2008
    • Tosa Washi Prize
    • 7th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition Of Prints Kochi
    • Many other exhibitions



Born in Tokyo, JapanBA, Linguistics, Takushoku UniversityPrintmaking assistant at L`armadillo Atelier 51r, Florence, ItalyWoodcut course and etching course at Foundation CIEC, Betanzos, Spain

  • 2017/Now
    • Copper and zinc printmaking and Japanese woodblock printmaking workshop in Japan, Mexico and Europe
  • 2014/2017
    • Printmaking assistant at L`armadillo Atelier 51r, Florence, Italy

Individual exhibitions

  • 2019
    • “Paesaggi di Passaggio” at L’armadillo Atelier 51r, Florence, Italy
    • “まず初めに沈黙がある(There’s silence at the beginning)” at Gallery Choukou Tokyo, Japan
  • 2017
    • “Yuta cabezon Exhibition” at etra okusawa atelier, Tokyo, Japan
    • “Da Oriente a Occidente” at History Museum Fuerte de San Diego, Acapulco, Mexico
  • 2015
    • “Ancora bell” at Gelateria La via del gelato, Sieci, Florence

Material Guide specialist

Born in Tokyo
Editor, writer, producer

  • 2016-present
    • Working on Zubombo project
  • 2014/2016
    • Editor of website Co-trip by Shobunsha, Tokyo
  • 2007/2008
    • Writer and illustrator of Hitomi by Maria Shobo, Kyoto
  • 2005/2006
    • Planner and editor of lifestyle books by Takarajimasha, Tokyo
  • 1997/2000
    • Editorial assistant for Sotokoto by Kirakusha, Tokyo


Born in Shizuoka, Japan
Coordinator, interpreter
BA, Sociology of Education, Tokyo University
Research course of Russian Language, Moscow Technical University of Communications and Informatics

  • 2019
    • Interpretation of the lecture and interview “Benesse Art Sight Naoshima” at Modern Art Museum “Garage”, Moscow, Russia
  • 2018
    • Coordination and interpretation of the international exhibition and workshop “Globalization of Mokuhanga: between Tokyo and Moscow” at Gallery “Art Trofi” and Art School “Prostaya Shkola”, Moscow, Russia
  • 2017/2018
    • Interpretation and translation for Takashi Murakami`s exhibition “Falling Radiation Rain” at Modern Art Museum “Garage”, Moscow, Russia
  • 2014
    • Coordination of the symposium “Smart City” by NIKKEN SEKKEI, Moscow, Russia
  • 2011/2014
    • Member of Executive committee of Japanese pop-art festival “J-FEST”, Moscow, Russia