The Adachi Foundation was established in 1994 to preserve the techniques of Japanese woodcut printing and pass on such distinctly techniques for the future generations. The Adachi Contemporary Ukiyo-e Award is the project of The Adachi Foundation to explore Ukiyo-e artists in 21st Century who work for Japanese traditional woodcut printing to introduce its very unique techniques and new possibility to the world. We are looking forward to seeing “Contemporary Ukiyo-e artist” and working for “Ukiyo-e Now” together.
The Prize winner will be given an opportunity to produce his or her work into a woodcut print with contemporary carvers and printers. We are preparing the special prize for this year to cerebrate 10th year of “Adachi Ukiyo-e Award”. We are looking forward to getting many applications.
【 Application Information 】
What is “Contemporary Ukiyo-e” ?
Ukiyo-e was enjoyed by people in Edo era (1603-1867) as one of the way of mass communications. Ukiyo-e artists drew all kinds of genre which could be attractive to people those days.
We expect your “Contemporary Ukiyoe”needs to be (have):
1. Generally widely appealing to everybody like Ukiyo-e was
2. Newly unique and original like Ukiyo-e was
3. “Beauty of Omission” which never can be expressed by photos or hand painting in order to show the beauty of woodcut printing
4. clear beautiful color which can be created by the combination of Washi paper and water based ink in order to show the beauty of woodcut printing
5. showing “NOW”!!
1) What should be filed
2) Applicant qualification
* Shipping cost needs to be paid by the applicant.
4) Application fee
300,000 yen + your picture will be made as a woodcut print by the contemporary artisans and complete print will be given to you
150,000 yen + your picture will be made as a woodcut print by the contemporary artisans and complete print will be given to you
100,000 yen + your picture will be made as a woodcut print by the contemporary artisans and complete print will be given to you
Mr. Tomio Koyama (Gallerist)
Mr. Yuji Yamashita (Professor, Department of Art Studies, Faculty of Literature, Meiji Gakuin University)
Mr. Isamu Adachi (Chairman,the Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing)
7) Schedule of the application
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