6: IMC SADLY ANNOUNCES THE PASSING of KEIKO KADOTA, IMC’s DEDICATED FOUNDER & ORGANIZER

ニュース ↓ It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Keiko Kadota on January 10, 2017. She was a great friend and important mentor to many artists within and outside Japan, promoting international understanding through her many projects. As the Director of the Nagasawa Art Park (NAP) residency mokuhanga training program (1997-2011) and Read More …

5. Aloha and E Komo Mai

ニュース ↓ “Aloha” is a special Hawaiian greeting and “e komo mai” means welcome. Hello and welcome to the 2017 Third International Mokuhanga Conference. Hawaii became the 50th state of the United States in 1959, but Japan and Hawaii’s relation goes farther back, to the period between 1844 and 1925 when Hawaii was still a kingdom. Read More …

4: Greetings from the Chair of the 2015-2017 International Board of the International Mokuhanga Conference

ニュース ↓ On September 28th 2017, IMC will launch its meeting for the first time beyond the Japanese archipelago fittingly to that of another, the Hawaiian Islands. An eminent and longstanding base for Japanese and other artists who reflect both the diversity of Hawaii’s indigenous and hybrid cultures and its international presence, Hawaii represents a natural Read More …

3: IMC2017 HAWAII Introduction

ニュース ↓ The Third International Mokuhanga Conference will be held in Hawaii, U.S., in the fall of 2017. The first conference was held in Japan in 2011 with an attendance of 80 and the second, also in Japan, had an attendance of 110. This is the first meeting held outside Japan. It is expected to attract Read More …

2: IMC2017 Hawaii: The Bridgemakers

ニュース ↓ IMC 2014 Tokyo was held at the Tokyo University of the Arts with the Satellite events held at the 3331 Arts Chiyoda complex. It was a very rich experience and a celebration of art and culture that seems to have happened just yesterday. During the conference, we exchanged some thoughts about holding the next Read More …

1: IMC2014 Tokyo

ニュース ↓ At the 2014 IMC Hiroki and Setsuko Morinoue discussed the possibility of hosting the next conference in Hawaii, since that location offers good support for Japanese artists and craftspeople who may have have language and cultural barriers to face during the first trip outside Japan. We approached Prof. Charles Cohen at the University Hawaii Read More …