The Japan Foundation, New Delhi, invited a renowned Japanese print maker, Katsutoshi Yuasa, and organised a one-day workshop on water-based woodblock printing. Eleven people of art field, including students of art universities, art teachers of schools and artists, attended the workshop.

Katsutoshi started the workshop with an explaination about woodcut print, beginning from ukiyoe, a style of Japanese woodcut print, which describes everyday life in the Edo Period. After introducing the tools and showing the past works, he led participants to start with block-carving and printing. Water-based wood cut printing seemed to have appeared new to the participants of India, where oil-based woodcuts are common.  Also, they looked interested in the tools, which are rarely found in India but commonly used in Japan. Although it was only a one-day workshop, the participants completed making a postcard-sized piece of water-based woodblock printing. It is hoped they will develop what they learned into their future works.


Workshop schedule
Date    : 1st February, 2016
Time   : 10:00 ~ 17:00
Venue : The Japan Foundation, New Delhi

About Katsutoshi YUASA
Born in 1978 in Tokyo, Japan, he completed BA in Fine Art, Painting and Printmaking from Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan and MA in Fine Art, Printmaking from Royal College of Art, London, the UK(MA Fine Art, Printmaking). For the further details of him and his works, visit .





Photo Credit : (c) Katsutoshi Yuasa, Mt.Fuji in Norway / 20cm x 32.5cm / Water-based woodcut on paper