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Study in Kyoto - world centre of Mokuhanga and the centre of Japanese traditional Arts and Culture
Learn fundamental skills and progress to higher levels of expertise
Discover your creative potential in Mokuhanga

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Learn Mokuhanga - Japanese Printmaking

Learn how to make Japanese water based woodblock prints in Kyoto with Richard Steiner, highly respected teacher and mokuhanga artist.

workshop 400W"The traditional Japanese technique is highly versatile, environmentally friendly and inherently beautiful. The school follows, to an extent, the ukiyo-e method, but is solidly in the Independent Printmaker Tradition. We strictly follow the difference between being an artist and being a craftsperson."


The studio address is:

Tadekura-cho 65-6, Shimogamo, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto;  zip code is: 606-0806.

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The building is much brighter than previous studios. The area is more quiet than the previous location. The Takano River is very close, as is the Shimogamo Shrine.


Let me give you some information about how we work here. Classes begin at 1pm and end at 6pm after a workshop cleaning up. There are no classes on weekends or Fridays. The daily fee is ¥10,000 and includes your wood, proof paper, a 7- or 9-knife set, the baren, a baren brace, sharpening rouge and its stand, transferring film, instruction, study materials, use of the workshop's tools and facilities, stone seal carving. Each student must purchase their own pigments; the set of 18 bottles of pure colors costs ¥18,000. Long-term courses will try to visit a paper-making village, if possible; depends on the weather, and the schedule of the paper maker.


"I came to Kyoto to study with Richard and it's been a great experience. From him I could learn so much that's just not possible from books or the internet. My prints have improved so much!" - Terry McKenna 2012