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◤Press release◢ Welcome! Enter the world of Kyoto prints: “Osu!! Kyoto prints” at the Kyoto Traditional Crafts Museum from May 23rd (Thursday)

◤Press release◢ Welcome! Enter the world of Kyoto prints: “Osu!! Kyoto prints” at the Kyoto Traditional Crafts Museum from May 23rd (Thursday)

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Press release: May 9, 2024
welcome! Enter the world of Kyoto prints: “Osu!! Kyoto prints” at the Kyoto Traditional Crafts Museum from May 23rd (Thursday)
*This is an event where we will exhibit and sell woodblock prints that are very popular with overseas customers! *
The Kyoto Traditional Crafts Museum (location: Sakyo Ward, Kyoto City, management: Kyoto Industrial Promotion Center Co., Ltd.) is holding an exhibition and sales event “Osu!!” that introduces the profound world of Kyoto prints.
“Kyoto Print” will be held from Thursday, May 23rd, 2024 to Sunday, June 23rd, 2024.
In addition to introducing a wide range of Kyoto woodblock prints, which have unique expressions that cannot be found in hand-painted prints, we also sell daily necessities and miscellaneous goods designed with the texture and worldview of woodblock prints. Woodblock prints are popular among people overseas. We are looking forward to your visit and will greet you with the spirited word “Osu!”!

Osu!! Kyoto print
・English title: Viva! Kyoto Woodblock Prints
・Period: May 23, 2024 (Thursday) to June 23, 2024 (Sunday)
*Closed: May 27th (Monday), June 10th (Monday)
・Business hours: 10:00-18:00 (Admission until 17:30)
・Venue: Kyoto Traditional Industry Museum Shop, MOCAD Gallery (Miyakomesse B1F, 9-1 Okazaki Seishojicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8343) ・Admission fee: Free
・Sponsor: Kyoto Traditional Industry Museum Shop (Kyoto Industrial Promotion Center Co., Ltd.)
・Cooperation: Bijutsu Publishing Geisodo Co., Ltd./Takezasado Co., Ltd./Mikumo Co., Ltd.
・For inquiries from general customers: 075-762-2670 (in charge: Saito, Azuchi, Kita)

Attractive items such as daily necessities and miscellaneous goods, mainly woodblock prints with motifs typical of Kyoto, will greet you. Kyoto prints have developed along with court culture and traditional performing arts such as picture scrolls, dancing fans, furniture, and artwork. It is characterized by layering gofun, mica, and pigments on washi paper to create a soft, fluffy finish in many colors.
Traditional Kyoto prints are produced by the division of labor between painters, engravers, and printers, and each craftsman masters their skills to create wonderful works.

Woodblock print Kenji Takenaka “Hououdo”
This is a work by Kenji Takenaka, a woodblock printing craftsman and fifth-generation woodblock printer.
The building’s majestic appearance resembles a bird with its wings spread, which is why it came to be called “Phoenix Hall.”
The symbol of Uji is drawn in a pop style.
・No frame: 6,600 yen (tax included)
・With acrylic frame: 7,700 yen (tax included)
Woodblock print “Harusame (near Gion)”
/Mikumo Co., Ltd.
In typical woodblock prints, different woodblocks are used depending on the printing color, but this work uses a single woodblock. The craftsman’s many years of experience allows him to change the place where the paint is applied and apply the colors over and over again. | Price | Framed: 39,600 yen (tax included)
Ito Jakuchu Woodblock printing book cover Paperback size / Bijutsu Publishing Geisodo Co., Ltd.
Ito Jakuchu was an early modern Japanese painter who was active in Kyoto during the mid-Edo period.
A collection of prints made when Jakuchu discovered beauty in everyday life at the age of 53.
A paperback book of woodblock prints of familiar flowering insects drawn by Jakuchu, including works depicting lizards running on soybean vines from “Genpo Yoka” and “Sokencho.” on the cover.
Using “Echizen Torinoko paper,” the hand-printed woodblock print was created by carver Saeko Baba and printers Hiroshige Matsuzaki and Yuya Shimoi.
|Price|1,980 yen (tax included)
Adult’s Freedom Book – Sea Route –
/Art Publishing Geisodo Co., Ltd.
From “Yukika Kamisaka’s Dyeing and Weaving Plan Kairo” published about 120 years ago, we have created a new woodblock and reproduced the colors to make them pop.
Each book is hand-crafted to look like a velvety binding.
The woodblock print on the handrail on the cover was created by carver Tomoaki Nishimura and printer Michiko Morimitsu. The binding was done by Kenji Sawai (Yasui Binding Co., Ltd.).
This is a masterpiece that allows you to feel the texture of woodblock printing and paper.
|Price|2,200 yen each (tax included)

Some of the exhibited products are also available for sale at the online shop for a limited time.
Some of the exhibited products will be available for purchase at the online shop from May 23, 2024 (Thursday) to June 23, 2024 (Sunday). “Osu!! Kyo Hanga” special page ▶ MOCAD ONLINE SHOP (
) is an online shop operated by the Kyoto Traditional Crafts Museum. The lineup includes popular items such as popular crafts, goods related to special exhibitions, and some items from the museum shop. Please check it out once.
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