January 17, 2019

#1057. The only craftsman group that can inherit and reproduce the ukiyo-e to the present age!

     “The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints” which inherited traditional techniques that revive about 1,200 masterpieces such as Hokusai and Utamaro to the present age!

Ukiyoe in Japan has continued to attract Westerners from the 19th century with delicate lines, original composition and beautiful colors. This multicolored woodcut print also had a tremendous influence on European art at the time and gave impressionist painters great inspiration. Today, however, craftsmen who can produce such beautiful ukiyoe are rare. “The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints” is a craftsman group which inherits its skills through the reprinting of masterpieces such as Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Kitagawa Utamaro (1753-1806) and the creation of new woodcut prints and keeps the tradition of Ukiyo-e Art. Many ukiyo-e lovers in and outside of Japan visit this site and Tokyo’s showroom.

The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints

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The founder of "The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints" is a workshop where sculptors / slashers work under one roof to gather artisans who individually worked separately to protect the tradition of ukiyo-e art he made the style for the first time.