Ukiyo-e prints are the results of teams of “an artist”, “a woodcarver” and “a printer”.
Printing with woodblocks is among the great charms of Ukiyo-e.
In this museum we offer you Ukiyo-e woodblock printing experience courses. By taking woodblocks in your hands and printing with them, you could learn more in-depth about Ukiyo-e and find the real charms of Ukiyo-e.
Ukiyo-e Woodblock Printing
In these courses you are going to try printing with 3 or 4 colors on high-quality handmade Japanese paper with the museum’s original carved woodblock (postcard size). Even as a beginner your print differs from others according to how you paint and how you rub and press the paper with the disk called “baren”. Get to know the importance of “printing” in Ukiyo-e production.
You can take the print with you.
3-color printing for the first timer.
|Duration||10 minutes per person|
4 color printing on the woodblock with only lines.
|Duration||10-15 minutes per person|
4 color printing requiring challenging techniques.
|Duration||15 to 20 minutes per person|
Bookings must be made 3 days prior to the course. (Arrival priority)
There is also a 500 yen admission fee to enter the museum.