Planned Activities October 2020


Monday 12th

Arrival in Kansai airport, travel to Kyoyo, settle in Accommodation and orientation

Tuesday 13th

Ukiyo-e galleries, Chion-in temple area, Sannenzaka Museum, Kiyomizudera, Shopping, Gion Temples and shops, Yasaka Shrine

Wednesay 14th

Mokuhanga workshop with Richard Steiner 1pm—6pm

Morning visit to Shimogamo-jinja

Thursday 15th

Mokuhanga workshop with Richard Steiner 1pm—6pm

Friday 16th

Mokuhanga workshop with Richard Steiner 1pm—6pm

Saturday 17th

Kawaii Kanjiro's House, Kyoto Ceramics Centre, National Museum,
Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (Sunset Viewing)

Sunday 18th

Gallery visits - venues to be confirmed*

Monday 19th

Visit to Shoichi Kitamura Studio, Yamashina, Daigo-ji Temple Yamashina

Kyoto Tower & Kyoto Station Building Skywalk(evening)

Tuesday 20th

Day trip to Echizen no washi sato (Paper making Village)

Wednesday 21st

Teramachi-dori Shopping precinct, Art / Paper shops, Unsodo
Mokuhanga publishers shop

Thursday 22nd

Leave for Kansai Airport and return to Australia

  *Museums and Galleries haven't released their schedules for the second half of 2020 yet

The schedule is dependant on workshop and visit confirmations, and is also flexible to accommodate weather, museum / gallery open days etc.

What is Mokuhanga?


Detail of traditional print "Haru Nano Higashi Genji" by Kunichika Toyohara


Mokuhanga is the traditional water based printing technique, originating in China and perfected in Japan.

A print is created through design, carving blocks for each colour, then printing each colour successively until the print edition is completed.


Mokuhanga is the Japanese word for wood block print. The Japanese characters 木版画 are 木 wood, 版 block and 画 picture.


In Japan its meaning is the print itself, but in general contemporary use it means both the print and the technique. Mokuhanga is growing in popularity worldwide as learning becomes more accessible to people outside of Japan.



Kunisada Printmaking tripty




Mokuhanga is chemical free, non-toxic, environmentally friendly, uses relatively simple hand tools and equipment and requires little space to produce beautiful work. The natural beauty of the materials - wood, pigment and hand-made paper are all retained and enhance each other. A great choice for Artists or any creative person!


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Terry McKenna Mokuhanga

This is a short video showing teacher Terry McKenna making one of his mokuhanga...

You can find more about Terry's work on his dedicated website at www.egaku.com.au

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