IMC2017 Award Winners


Discipline & Sensibility


Keiko Kadota



Two very special awards, named after KEIKO KADOTA, the founder of IMC, were announced at the reception:

2017 Keiko Kadota Award for the Advancement of Mokuhanga

Hidehiko Goto

Hidehike Goto, artist and baren maker

Born in Kokura, Fukukoka Prefecture in 1953, Goto studied printing and the baren under Kikuo Gosho, a printmaker, and Matashiro Uchikawa, an ukiyo-e printer. In 1979 he established the Baren Studio Kikuhide. He has been engaged in the planning and development of tools related to the baren as well as in providing direction on the baren for universities, museums and mokuhanga courses. In 2012 he started Baren-Juku, a baren class in Ginza. Goto is also an accomplished mokuhanga artist.

Keiko Kadota Print Awards

Michiko HamadaSHK and Roslyn KeanTime with Tradition 4

Additional Awards

#1 Lucy Schofield & Gillaume Brisson-Darveau for The Moon & The Sledgehammer, Awagami Paper Award:100 Sheets of Awagami Editioning Paper, $500 US value

#2 Kanako Watanabe for Asagakuru, Donkey Mill Art Center AIR Program Award: 2 weeks, value of $1,000+, under Hiroki Morinoue’s guidance, plus $500 travel expenses and room and board at the Morinoue household

#3 Trish Yates for Wandering the Eucalypt Forest, Mi-Lab AIR Program Award: Cash value Japanese ¥100,000 toward the ¥280,000 participation fee for any MI-Lab AIR Program plus $500 travel expense

#4 Aleksander Wozniak for Fuji, Constellation Studios Award: One week residency, value of $500 plus $500 travel expense

#5, 6 & 7 Mara Cozzolino, Daryl Howard, and Yuuki Kashiwagi, Three Jurors’ Awards: Michi Hamono’s set of 7 carving tools for beginners, value approx. $50 plus 5 sheets each of Donkey Mill’s Hawaiian kozo paper handmade by Tetsuya Takizawa, value approx. $12

Selection committee:

  • Charles Cohan
    IMC2017 Local Committee Site Co-Chair, Prof. Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI; Director, Arm and Roller Press, Honolulu, HI, USA
  • Claire Cuccio
    IMC Board Chair, US
  • Duncan Dempster
    IMC2017 Local Committee Site Co-Chair, Executive Director of Honolulu Printmakers, Lecturer at Univ. of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  • Keiko Hara
    Emeritus Professor of Art, WhitmanCollege in Walla Walla WA, Independent Artist, Japan/USA
  • Ralph Kiggell
    IMC2017 Board Vice-Chair, Independent Artist, Educator, UK/Thailand
  • Karen Kunc
    Former IMC Board Chair, Cather Prof. Art at Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; Director & Owner of Constellation Studios, Lincoln, NE, USA
  • Michael Schneider, IMC Board Member, Austria/Japan
  • Katsutoshi Yuasa, IMC Board Member, Japan

Maholo to our FULL LIST OF SUPPORTERS AND SPONSORS for making this conference possible.


IMC2017 Closing: Photographs and New Newsletter

“Globalizing Mokuhanga” Opens at Donkey Mill

Thursday, August 31, 2017
Contact: Emily Crabill • (808) 322-3362 •
Donkey Mill Exhibit Celebrates International Mokuhanga
HOLUALOA, HI – Donkey Mill Art Center is proud to present its newest exhibition Globalizing Mokuhanga which will open to the public September 1 and run through October 14, 2017. The exhibit is available to view during Donkey Mill’s open hours, Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 6:30 pm. An artists’ reception will be held on Saturday, October 7, from 6:00 – 8:00pm, this event is free and open to the public.

This exhibition of traditional Japanese mokuhanga woodblock prints is held in conjunction with the Third Triennial International Mokuhanga Conference (IMC2017) this year being held for the first time outside mokuhanga’s home country of Japan. The sold-out conference drawing artists from around the world will be held in Honolulu September 28 – October 1, with satellite events at Donkey Mill Art Center on Hawaii Island from October 3-8. Globalizing Mokuhanga provides our local community and visitors an opportunity to learn and experience the beauty of this traditional art form through a selection of contemporary mokuhanga prints from the permanent collection of the Mokuhanga Innovation Lab (MI-LAB) Artist in Residence program in Japan.

As an extension of the Globalizing Mokuhanga exhibition, Studio 7 Fine Arts Gallery in Holualoa Village on Hawaii Island will showcase the works of guest teaching artists Hidehiko Goto, April Vollmer and Keiko Hara. Donkey Mill Art Center is the home of Holualoa Foundation for Arts and Culture, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit art education organization. Its mission is to provide a stimulating environment that helps individuals discover, develop and expand their artistic abilities. For more information, visit or call (808) 322-3362.

Donkey Mill Art Center, open Wednesday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
78-6670 Mamaloahoa Highway Holualoa, HI 96725 (808) 322-3362

Aloha Artists! Registration Time!

  We’re less than one week away from joining together for the Third Triennial International Mokuhanga Conference in beautiful, Hawaii. We hope you’re excited and ready for a weekend of education, celebration, and embracing the warm spirit of Aloha. We have been busy busy planning and working hard to make it an experience you will cherish forever.
Here is some basic information to help get you started. You may have questions in addition to what we have laid out, but please educate yourself on the City of Honolulu and UH-Manoa’s campus map.
The most up to date schedule is on our website and can be found here. Importantly, registration is open from 12 – 5 on Thursday, September 28th, located in the UH-Manoa Art Building, Commons Gallery. It’s very important to check in during these hours. There, you will receive the conference booklet, tote bag, and badge. Please wear the badge at all times. It is your ID card to get into the conference.
After registration, please find your way to the Gallery Walk with Yasuyuki Sato and Hayato Fujioka from 3:00 – 4:00. Then immediately following, there is a Gallery Walk with Ralph Kiggell and Hiroki Morinoue from 4:00 – 5:00. There will be a soft opening right after the Walk, open to the public put on by UH Manoa.  At 6:00pm please join us for the Opening Reception at the East-West Center at the Wailana Garden Dining Room where there will be catered food and light refreshments. Then it’s a good nights sleep and be ready for our first keynote speaker, Mayumi Oda, Friday morning at 9am!
A local taxi cab service or Uber are easy ways to get between UH-Manoa Campus and the Honolulu International Airport. There is also a reliable bus system and more information found here.
Wear good shoes for walking between campus buildings and sun protection against the hot Hawaiian sun.
For those of you who have not paid for catered lunch during the conference, there are plenty of food options on campus that you can walk to and purchase lunch during breaks. More information found here.
If you have prints in the Juried Exhibition, it is very important to pick-up your prints from the Gallery between 5 – 6pm on Sunday, Oct. 1. If you are donating 100% to the IMC organization, thank you very much and you may skip this and move to the Closing Reception.
In case you need money exchange coming from another country, be sure to do that at the Honolulu International Airport, unless you know that you could do it from any ATM machine near by.
In addition, it’s a good idea to protect against unexpected travel emergencies with traveler’s insurance.
Looking forward to seeing you all!
IMC Board and Local Committee

MC2017 Hawaii / Satellite Program Artists

Oct. 3 – 8, 2017 at the Donkey Mill Art Center

Keiko Hara: Fluid & Free Mokuhanga Style, A Contemporary Approach


Through an expressive approach to the mokuhanga print process, using traditional and new techniques, participants will experience versatile creative image making processes by incorporating stencil and collage with woodblock printing. Participants will learn to see the endless possibilities for layering marks and colors to create a variety of mokuhanga prints.

Keiko Hara moved to US from Japan to pursue her career as an artist and earned an MFA at Cranbrook Academy of Art in 1976. In 1983 she was granted United States permanent resident status as an artist. Hara lives and works in Walla Walla, Washington, where she is an Emeritus Professor of Art at Whitman College.

With over fifty solo exhibitions since 1976, Hara has also been included in numerous invitational group exhibitions throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. Museums that include Hara’s work in their permanent collections are The National Gallery of Art, The Art Institute of Chicago, The Detroit Institute of Arts, Portland Art Museum, Library of Congress, Jundt Art Museum, and many others.

Hara has been awarded grants from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation, the Artist Trust Fellowship, the Philadelphia Print Award and the first prize in the Michigan Print & Drawing Exhibition.


April Vollmer: Flouting Kento Registration for Special Effects


This portion of the workshop will show participants various ways to print already-cut blocks to achieve a variety of different prints. This approach includes printing different colors, printing textures like gomazuri, using bokashi gradation printing to change the spatial feeling of a print, printing with stronger and weaker pressure, and printing blocks multiple times on the same paper using a floating kento registration jig. The subtlety of mokuhanga printing allows a wide range of expression to be achieved simply by printing blocks in different ways or by layering and rotating blocks, printing them multiple times to create a complex, evocative print.

APRIL VOLLMER is a New York based artist and printmaker who specializes in mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut. With an MFA from Hunter College, she has exhibited her work internationally and has taught workshops across the U.S. Awards include fellowships at the MacDowell Colony, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Nagasawa Art Park program in Japan. Her work has been published in journals including Science, Contemporary Impressions and Art in Print. She was on the board of the First and Second International Mokuhanga Conferences in Japan and her book Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop was released by Watson-Guptill in 2015.


Hidehiko Goto: Focus on the Hand-crafted Baren & Printing


Introducing and focusing on beta-zuri, solid all-over printing; Goto will teach this technique to help participants understand the differences in the look, feel and the sensitivity of printing with different barens. Learning this printing process will help develop an artist’s printing skill. It is not easy to master beta-zuri in printing large surface area, but this class will encourage the development of a sensitivity to printing with different barens.

On the second day Goto will demonstrate how to care for barens and how to re-cover the baren. In this session participants will have an opportunity to re-cover a baren, and to practice printing beta-zuri. Goto will demonstrate printing his own images with different barens to show the quality of printing with different barens.

Hidehiko Goto has exhibited widely across Japan, as well as Central Europe, winning important prizes for his inimitable prints. In 1989 he was named Most Promising New Artist in a major print exhibition held in Tokyo, also taking its Grand Prize. In addition to being a well-established mokuhanga artist, he is one of Japan’s most famous master baren makers.

Hidehiko Goto lives in Oiso, the location of one of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Road in the print series by Ando Hiroshige.

Goto takes daily walks to the mountain side to view Mt. Fuji and the long beach of Shonan, enjoying one of the most picturesque views of Mt. Fuji with the Hakone-Izu mountains in the near distance.

Collections: Los Angeles County Museum of Arts, USA, Suzuka City Museum of Graphic Art, Nagano, Japan

Sponsors and Supporters

We would like to thank the following organizations for their support of the Third International Mokuhanga Conference 2017, Hawaii

Awagami Factory, Japan
Australian Consulate-General Honolulu
City & County of Honolulu
Constellation Studios, Lincoln, Nebaska
Consulate General of Japan Honolulu
Consulate General of Finland Honolulu
Donkey Mill Art Center, Hawaii
Hawaii Japanese Center
Hawai‘i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts
Holbein Works, LTD., Japan
Honolulu Printmakers
McClain’s Printmaking Supplies, US
Michihamono Industrial Co., LTD, Japan
MI-LAB, Japan
National Endowment for the Arts, US
State of Hawai‘i
Studio 7 Fine Arts, Hawaii
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa

We would also like to extend our mahalo & aloha to the additional organizations and institutions who have assisted our attendees with their financial needs and the many individuals who have contributed their time and expertise.






Keynote Speakers Confirmed for IMC2017

Keynote Speakers: Collaborators and Bridge-Builders
The International Mokuhanga Conference 2017 will focus on “Beauty of Mokuhanga: Discipline and Sensibility” as the theme of the conference. It will take place in Hawaii, the land of Aloha, the land of ho’oponopono, an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness. We want all the conference participants to be inspired by the innovative approaches of our keynote speakers to become more mindful what’s happening around us. These presenters have established themselves internationally with their art practice and their way of living. We hope this conference will be significant for everyone and provide an opportunity for better international understanding through a study of the traditional Japanese printmaking technique of mokuhanga. Today, we reflect on our position as artists and feel the importance of participating in bridge building more than ever. The study of mokuhanga printmaking offers a way to create better international relationships, cultivating and nurturing harmonious living to promote a better future. We hope that IMC2017 Hawaii will challenge all of us to be better artists and individuals within the global community through sharing an understanding of the rich history and the promising future of this flexible technique.

Mayumi Oda, Hawaii, US
Sept. 29, 2017 9:00 -9:30am
Born to a Buddhist family in Japan in 1941, artist Mayumi Oda depicts powerful goddesses in the Buddhist tradition. She graduated in 1966 from Tokyo University of Fine Arts, in fine art and traditional Japanese fabric dyeing, which influences the color and composition of all of her work. Called “the Matisse of Japan” she has exhibited in over 50 one-woman shows internationally and her work is in the permanent collection of several of the world’s leading museums. Mayumi has also long been a deeply committed international anti-nuclear and sustainability activist, a founder of Plutonium Free Future, INOCHI international environmental organization and Gingerhill, a farm and retreat center on the Big Island of Hawaii.




Richard Notkin, Washington, US
Sept. 29, 2017 9:30-10:00am
A studio artist who lives in Vaughn, Washington, Richard Notkin’s teapots and ceramic sculptures have are in more than 70 public collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. His awards include three visual arts fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, and grants from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation. In 2008, Notkin was elected a Fellow of the American Craft Council, and awarded a Hoi Fellowship by the United States Artists Foundation.



Seiichi Kondo, Japan
Sept. 30, 2017 9:00 – 10:00am
Former Ambassador Seiichi Kondo is Director of the Kondo Institute for Culture & Diplomacy.
He is the former Ambassador, Special Envoy for UN Affairs. He also served as Commissioner of the Agency for Cultural Affairs from 2010 to 2013. He was previously Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Denmark, and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Graduated from the University of Tokyo in 1971, he joined the Foreign Service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) in 1972.

He has published many books in Japanese and English, including Sekaini Tsutaeru Nihon no Kokoro, Seisadaigaku Shuppankai, 2016; Fujisan Sekai Isan Eno Michi, Mainichi Shinbun, 2014; The Owl of Minerva and the Future of Japan (Mineruva no Fukuro to Asu no Nihon), Kamakura Shunjusha, 2012 & 13; Wielding Soft Power: The Key Stages of Transmission and Reception in Yasushi Watanabe and David L. McConnell eds., Soft Power Superpowers: Cultural and National Assets of Japan and the United States, New York: M. E. Sharpe, 2008; Chapter 11, pp. 191-206, World Trade Organization, Negotiations under the Impact of Globalization: The Opportunity and Challenges of Multilateralism in the Twenty-first Century; The World Trade Organization: Governance, Dispute Settlement & Developing Countries, Juris Publishing, Inc. 2008.

Demonstrations, Paper Presentations & International Exhibition Selection Complete

The Committee has completed selections for the Demonstrations, Paper Presentations and the International Mokuhanga Exhibition September 28 to Oct 2, 2017, listed below. We look forward to an exciting conference with contributions from artists, educators and scholars from around the world.

Kyoko Harai will demonstrate traditional printing
Keiko Hara working at Mi-Lab
April Vollmer mokuhanga print, International Exhibition
master carver Shoichi Kitamura will demonstrate his skills



















Selected Demonstrations:

  • HKOP, Hong Kong Open PrintshopA Reversed Negative: From Calligraphy to Woodblock PrintingHong Kong
  • Kernan, CatherineRight/ Left/ Positive/ NegativeUSA
  • Goto, HidehikoBaren, all about its history to making, caring & printingJapan
  • Hirai, KyokoAnatomy of Traditional Mokuhanga, Printing TechniquesJapan
  • Kitamura, ShoichiWay of Mokuhan Carving and PrintingJapan

Selected Presenters:

  • Amoss, JohnMokuhanga, the Environment & Social ChangesUSA
  • Berio, Ligustro Giovanni & Ponte, Hellory Maria NellaArtist’s PresentationsItaly
  • Binnie, PaulArtist’s PresentationsUK
  • Burton Anne & Kunc KarenArtist’s PresentationsUSA
  • Çinar, Semih – Mokuhanga, the Environment & Social ChangesTurkey
  • Cuccio, ClaireContemporary MokuhangaUSA
  • Furneax, PaulContemporary MokuhangaUK
  • Gok, FatihArtist’s PresentationsTurkey
  • González, PaolaLocal PracticeChile
  • Gorni, ElettraMokuhanga History, PhilosophyItaly
  • Gribbin, JacquelineArtist’s PresentationsAustralia
  • Hara, Keiko & Takemoto, AkiraBridge-buildingJapan/USA
  • Hong Kong Open Printshop – Mokuhanga History, PhilosophyHong Kong
  • Keckes, IrenaArtist’s PresentationsCroatia/USA
  • Kiggell, RalphMokuhanga History, PhilosophyUK/Thailand
  • Kiran, Hasan – Artist’s PresentationsTurkey
  • Kunc, KarenArtist’s PresentationsUSA
  • Laitinen, KariMokuhanga History, PhilosophyFinland
  • Lyon, MikeArtist’s PresentationsUSA
  • Mack-Watkins, JenniferBridge-buildingUSA
  • Maurstig, KarenArtist’s PresentationsNorway
  • Moilanen, TuulaMokuhanga History, PhilosophyFinland
  • Morinoue, HirokiContemporary MokuhangaUSA
  • Nam, YoonmiArtist’s PresentationsUSA
  • Neal, FlorenceArt Markets and MokuhangaUSA
  • Pelzer-Montada, RuthContemporary MokuhangaUK
  • Ponte, Hellory Maria NellaMokuhanga History, PhilosophyItaly
  • Schofield, LucyArtist’s PresentationsUK
  • Schulenberg, MelissaBridge-buildingUSA
  • Vollmer, AprilBridge-buildingUSA
  • Yuasa, KatsutoshiMokuhanga History, PhilosophyJapan

Selected International Exhibition Artists:

  • Baldwin, KatieNeighborhood RaftUSA
  • Baldwin, KatieNeighborhood RaftsUSA
  • Berio, Iigustro GiovanniAmaterasu: the dance of SunItaly
  • Bianco, allisonThe Old Jamestown Bridge, Going, GoneUSA
  • Bissett, AnniePaint By Number Yellow LabUSA
  • Broder, DonnaJudo Masters #1USA
  • Cheong, Hoi IAbove and BelowMacau (S.E. Asia)
  • Cheong, Hoi IAkiMacau (S.E. Asia)
  • Clarke, NeiltonLoaded BeautyAustralia/Japan
  • Clarke, NeiltonAkigawa Spinner (33rpm)Australia/Japan
  • Cozzolino, MaraTokyo dreamerItaly
  • Cozzolino, MaraAwakeningItaly
  • Crawford, JohnCoal and Crops collideAustralia
  • de Haan, JudithMount Fuji IINorway
  • Evertson, WilliamSearching for the MoonUSA
  • Evertson, WilliamTimes SquareUSA
  • Ewart, JolantaShardsAustralia
  • Forrest, ElizabethTwo PinesCanada
  • Forrest, ElizabethThe Reflective UnconsciousCanada
  • Fukushima, ChihiroEmpty (1)Japan
  • Fukushima, ChihiroEmpty (2)Japan
  • Furchgott, EveFungalUSA
  • Furchgott, EveBoth Sides NowUSA
  • Gorni, ElettraMAPItaly
  • Gorni, ElettraThe Untied KnotItaly
  • Gribbin, JacquelineWithin the Sand SheetsAustralia
  • Gribbin, JacquelineShifting Sands (Utricularia minutissima)Australia
  • Hamada, MichikoSHKJapan
  • Hamada, MichikoMTYJapan
  • Hey, HenrikThe long JourneyNetherlands
  • Hiser, AnnadayAlong the way…number 11USA
  • Hiser, AnnadayAlong the way…number 4USA
  • Howard, DarylWhere I never feel aloneUSA
  • Howard, DarylWhere I wade into lightUSA
  • Hulsey, SarahIn the Words of FourierUSA
  • Jarvis, GeorgeHane V1USA/Japan
  • Jarvis, GeorgeKuronekoUSA/Japan
  • Jesse, MarikoMeyer Lemon Curd RecipeUSA
  • Jones, CharlotteTidal Pool II, Port aux ChoixCanada
  • Jones, CharlotteTidal Pool 1Canada
  • Kashiwagi, YuukiThen the Spreading EarthJapan
  • Kavanagh, AnnFishing at Lake KawaguchikoIreland
  • Kavanagh, AnnJapanese Garden Yellow SpaceIreland
  • Kean, RoslynTime with Tradition 4Australia
  • Kean, RoslynShadow of Time 3Australia
  • Keckes, IrenaBlack Print # 24Croatia/USA
  • Keckes, IrenaBlack Print # 23Croatia/USA
  • Krenik, JohnNine to FiveUSA
  • Krohn, InariMetamorphosis (Art Book)Finland
  • Lingamfelter Almosara, HeidiYellow Katsura Tree LeafUSA
  • MacDonagh, KateVoiceIreland
  • MacDonagh, KateOchre LightIreland
  • Mack-Watkins, JenniferThe LetterUSA
  • Masuda, MasahiroDiary301Japan
  • Masuda, MasahiroDiary401Japan
  • Maurstig, KarenUnfolding LandscapeNorway
  • Maurstig, KarenHavrandNorway
  • McKenna, TerryFull Moon Mount buningyongAustralia
  • McKenna, TerryEvening Bell BlampeidAustralia
  • Metz, DeborahSpringdayAustralia
  • Moilanen, TuulaHorror Vacui / Horror Plenus (Art Book, pair)Finland
  • Morinoue, HirokiThin IceUSA
  • Morinoue, HirokiBleached CoralsUSA
  • Morinoue, SetsukoMizumo Oshinohakkai IJapan/USA
  • Murata, MinakoTree’s FeelingsJapan
  • Murata, MinakoThat Would Be Lovely (Art Book)Japan
  • Muto, YuzuruSpread Our WingJapan
  • Muto, YuzuruAt the Time of CalmJapan
  • Nam, YoonmiPOP CORN!USA
  • Nam, YoonmiPromiseUSA
  • Nault, RayYugenUSA/Japan
  • Neal, FlorenceWater WaterUSA
  • Neal, FlorenceChattahoochee: 29.9.0117USA
  • Ninomiya, MiyukiWhite BubbleJapan
  • O, MiaRed LandscapeSo. Korea/Japan
  • Olanna, KarenOn the BeachUSA
  • Olanna, KarenClimate ChangeUSA
  • Ponte , Hellory Maria NellaBamboo at Maxim MoonlightItaly
  • Ponte , Hellory Maria NellaBijingaItaly
  • Rushforth, SusanDrift 1Australia
  • Rushforth, SusanDrift 2Australia
  • Satake, HirokiGreeting flower (Yukari Ota “Frame” by bozzo)Japan
  • Satake, HirokiGreeting flower (Project Oh!yama “Holstein” by bozzo)Japan
  • Schofield Lucy & , Brisson-Darveau, GuillaumeThe Moon & The Sledgehammer (phases 1 – 6)UK/Canada
  • Schofield Lucy & , Brisson-Darveau, GuillaumeThe Moon & The Sledgehammer (phases 7 -12)UK/Canada
  • Shine, CathrynDelugeNew Zealand
  • Shine, CathrynFloodNew Zealand
  • Stone, AndrewModern Miracles (Rain for Aleppo)Italy
  • Stone, AndrewBoteh (paisley)Italy
  • Stone, FaithTara with dragon, phoenix and i’ili birdsUSA
  • Strand, Elisabet AlsosPorthole VNorway
  • Syposz, ValerieThat is AllCanada
  • Syposz, ValerieFemalesCanada
  • Takada, YoheiTimeJapan
  • Takada, YoheiAquariumJapan
  • Takashi, RyoichiBamboo Unbrella-Makers, Pathein, MyanmarJapan
  • Takashi, RyoichiTyphoon #10, 2016 Iwaizumi, Iwate, JapanJapan
  • Vollmer, AprilLove Beyond ReasonUSA
  • Vollmer, AprilThe Architecture of DesireUSA
  • Watanabe, KanakoAsagakuruJapan
  • White, MargaretLuminous: LunaAustralia
  • Wilding, LanaMokuhanga OrchidAustralia
  • Wilding, LanaMokuhanga StaghornAustralia
  • Wozniak, AleksanderFujiPoland
  • Wozniak, AleksanderCloudsPoland
  • Yasui, MeredithFree RangeUSA
  • Yates, TrishWandering the Eucalypt ForestAustralia



Keiko Kadota
Keiko Kadota

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 its successor the Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory (MI-LAB) her work has been of special importance in advancing an understanding of mokuhanga, Japanese woodcut, as a creative practice internationally. The network of strong friendships she fostered has resulted in many mokuhanga exhibitions, classes, conferences, presentations and other events in all parts of the world. She was also a supporter of related craft traditions and had a deep understanding and appreciation for washi, Japanese handmade paper. In addition to her work as Director of two Japanese residencies, she initiated the tri-annual International Mokuhanga Conferences. The third of these conferences, IMC2017, will be held in Hawaii September 28 to October 1, 2017. The MI-LAB program will continue to accept applications for residencies, and the Tokyo CfSHE office will continue to offer classes and exhibitions related to mokuhanga. The passion and dedication of Keiko Kadota will be deeply missed, but her programs will continue her legacy of promoting international understanding and cooperation through mokuhanga.

In celebration of her accomplishments, MI-LAB is preparing an exhibition for June 2017 in Cyprus, which has been designated by the EU as European Capital of Culture for the year. It concerns the history of MI-LAB and NAP between 1997 and 2017 with an overview of the development of mokuhanga internationally. As a part of its research, MI-LAB will conduct a survey of NAP and MI-LAB alumni regarding their mokuhanga print publications, their other creative work including work with washi paper, their careers in educational fields, and the launch of new studios and residencies. This research will be presented at the Third International Mokuhanga Conference, Hawaii, with a small farewell celebration for Keiko, whose work so profoundly influenced the lives of so many artists, craftspeople and educators.

Written by April Vollmer for MI-LAB Committee Board

For further information about Keiko Kadota’s continuing programs:

Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory (MI-LAB) residency program:

International Mokuhanga Conference (IMC2017) Hawaii:



Keiko Kadota


兵庫県淡路島の長沢アートパーク(NAP)ディレクターとして1997年から2009年の13年に渡る水彩多色摺り木版画制作プログラム並びに2011年から始まった国際木版画ラボ(MI-LAB)での木版画の後継者の育成に伴った彼女の業績は、国際的な木版画制作に関する 理解を高める上で大変重要な存在でした。



MI-LAB プログラムは、これからも引き続きレジデンスプログラムの申請を受入れます。


門田恵子の情熱と献身は深く慕われますが、木版画を通しての国際理解、協力を促進する プログラムは、彼女の遺産としてこれからも引き継がれていく事でしょう。

彼女の業績を祝い、MI-LABは、2017年6月欧州文化首都に指定されたキプロスで開催される展覧会に参加する為の準備をしています。この展示は、MI-LAB と 長沢アートパーク(NAP) の 1997年から2017年の歴史と木版画の国際化の発展の概要に関するものです。


MI-LAB 委員会会員 エイプリル ヴァルマー 書 2017年 3月 門田けい子の継続プログラムの詳細については、

国際木版画ラボ(MI-LAB)滞在制作/レジデンス プログラム