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February 2006


A special Moku Hanga printmaking event is taking place on the east coast. On March 13-16, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania is hosting the Pennsylvania Print Symposium. Carving and printing techniques made famous by Edo period Japanese Ukiyo-e printmakers will be discussed and demonstrated.

Among the symposium's presenters are:

--Tuula Moilanen, co-author of The Art and Craft of Woodblock Printmaking.  She has been making prints and living in Kyoto, Japan since 1989.

"Riding on the Rivers of Time 2"


Tuula Moilanen

--Kenji Takenaka, 5th Generation Master Printer and Manager of the Takenaka Print Shop in Kyoto, Japan.

--Yuko Harada, printer from the Takenaka Print Shop.

--Shiori Yamazumi, woodblock carver from the Takenaka Print Shop.

Kenji Takenaka, demonstrates the printing stage of Moku Hanga.  A finished version of this print is pictured at right.


Japanese interpreter, Yosuke Inoue, will be on hand for each demonstration to assist in the clarity of the presentation.  There are also a series of hands-on workshops being offered during the seminar. It is a rare opportunity to be able to learn about this very traditional art form from such a highly regarded group of experts.

"Kamo-River", Woodcut, Kenji Takenaka

McClain's will be at the symposium to sell supplies to the workshop participants. If you are in the the area or are willing to travel, this unique opportunity is well worth your time. For a complete list of lecturers, presentations, workshops as well as an application to the symposium, click here and follow the link at the top of the page.  Register by Feb. 28th to be eligible for admission. We hope to see you there!