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Naoki Takenouchi: Light & Shadow of Woodcut Print

Thursday, 22 October 2015


An exhibition on Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printings with Japanese Paper 

Image credit: © Mr Naoki Takenouchi 2015



Japan Creative Centre is pleased to present an exhibition by Japanese Artist Mr Naoki Takenouchi (竹之内 直記), which will showcase and explore new creativity and innovation of Traditional Japanese Woodblock Printings known as Mokuhanga (木版画) with the use of Japanese Washi Paper (和紙).


In this exhibition, Mr Naoki Takenouchi seeks to explore the combination of Moguhanga and Washi - two forms of Traditional Japanese Arts - to inspire new creativity and innovation, as well as to promote the inheritance of such traditional arts and crafts throughout the world in this ever-changing modern society.



Date: 27 October - 13 November 2015 (Closed on Sunday, Monday & PH)

Time: 10:00am to 6:00pm
Venue: Japan Creative Centre (JCC)
Address: No. 4 Nassim Road, Singapore 258372 
Admission: FREE



MOKUHANGA (木版画) or woodblock printings, was first brought to Japan in the 8th century from China and was first used to reproduce texts. It eventually became the primary form of commercial printing in Japan with the use of intense colours and now as a form of traditional arts and crafts. WASHI (和紙), on the other hand, is a Japanese style of paper commonly made using fibers from the bark of the gampi tree, mitsumata shrub or paper mulberry. It is generally tougher than ordinary paper and widely used in traditional arts, as well as making of clothes, household products, toys and religious objects.


There will also be a Lecture by Mr Naoki Takenouchi on Thursday, 29th Oct 2015 entitled "Wood Block Painting With Lighting". Please email with your particular (Full name, Gender, Mobile phone) with the subject "Wood Block Painting With Lighting" @ Temasek Polytechnic" to jcc@sn.mofa.go.jp by 27th October 2015:



Date: Thursday, 29 Oct 2015

Time: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Venue: Temasek Polytechnic, Beyond Design Centre, School of Design Block 28, #02-12
Admission: FREE



Source: Japan Creative Centre (JCC)

Photos: © Mr Naoki Takenouchi 2015Posted by Admin in Events on 22 Oct 2015


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