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66th CWAJ Print Show

The 66th CWAJ Print Show and its Online Gallery will be held during the following dates:

CWAJ Print Show: from October 18 (Wednesady) through October 22 (Sunday) at Daikanyama Hillside Forum
The Online Gallery: from October 24 (Tuesday) 9:00 JST through October 29 (Sunday) 18:00 JST
Please spread the word about the 66th CWAJ Print Show and its Online Gallery. The e-flyers (English and Japanese) are available on the Print Show “Find Us at Print Show” page (Click here for e-flyer).
The Publicity Team also prepared a beautiful DM postcard. You can pick up postcards at the Center or contact Publicity at pspublicity@cwaj.org if you would like to have postcards sent to you. 

The Print Show Catalogue and Products will be available at the CWAJ Center as well as on the website in mid-September. All the products are amazingly beautiful. The products for this year are: wall calendar, pocket diary, greeting cards, notebook, two sizes of pouches and a mini-tote bag. 

This year, many overseas members and their husbands will visit PS at Daikanyama. We schedule a special gathering with them in the evening of Thursday, October 19.

There are more events scheduled during the show.

Guided Tours:
The 2023 CWAJ Guided Tours feature 20 prints with intriguing details. Our experienced guides will help you discover many secrets hiding in plain sight.
In-person tours:
Write to pstours@cwaj.org for sign up or inquiries.
Daily tours for walk-ins are also held at 11:30 and 14:00 during the show.
The Online Guided Video tours will be uploaded later this month at https://cwaj-gallery.jp/guided-tours-en/

Lecture by Dr. Kit Brooks:
On October 20, a lecture by Dr. Kit Brooks will be held at Hillside Forum. Kit is a 2009 CWAJ scholar and one of the Selection Advisors for this year’s Print Show. She is currently Assistant Curator at the Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art in the U.S. and she organized the exhibition AY-O’s Happy Rainbow Hell at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution from March 25 to September 10, 2023. She has made herself available for the Print Show at Daikanyama despite her busy schedule. Please enjoy past CWAJ scholar’s fascinating presentation on her work!

Hands-on Art (HOA):
HOA program gives visually impaired visitors the opportunity to enjoy the show. Visitors touch tactile prints of a few artworks from the exhibition while volunteers explain them. This year, an interactive art workshop will be held in cooperation with the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo on October 21 at the Hillside Forum. Details of the workshop and the call for participants will be posted on the website in late September.

Workshop by Artist GOTOU Hidehiko:
On October 22, the last day of the Print Show at Daikanyama, GOTOU Hidehiko, a long-time CWAJ artist, will hold a workshop on baren, an essential tool for mokuhanga woodblock print making. He will demonstrate how to make, care for and print with the baren. He was born in Kokura, Fukukoka Prefecture in 1953, and studied printing and the baren under GOSHO Kikuo, a printmaker, and UCHIKAWA Matashiro, an ukiyo-e printer. In 2012, he started BAREN-JUKU, a baren class in Ginza, while also making mokuhanga as an artist. The workshop will start from 14:00 in the afternoon at the Forum. Let’s expand our knowledge about baren by participating in this workshop! Please write to printshow@cwaj.org for inquiries.

Last but far from least, the Print Show Special Exhibit at Tokyo American Club (TAC) is being held at Frederick Harris Gallery until October 2. If you haven’t visited the exhibit, please write to PSSE@cwaj.org soon.

Director of Print Show: Akiko Samura
Contact: printshow@cwaj.org

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