Category: What’s New!

ECG (English Conversation Gathering) – Tomomi Ishiura Talk about Her Journey to Becoming a Paralympic Swimmer!

ECG – SUNDAY December 12, 10:00 – 11:30
Tomomi Ishiura is a CWAJ scholar (SVI-SJ 2008), and had training at JVDCB to enhance her skills prior to job hunting. She has been a frequent participant at CWAJ English Conversation Gatherings. In her 2008 Scholarship write up she said “I am good at swimming and strive to join the Paralympics. So, I am training mind and body every day.”

Thank you for visiting our CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery!

It was lovely seeing so many of you back with us this year and a pleasure to welcome those of you who found us for the first time.
As we close the 64th CWAJ Print Show, we would like to thank our many donors, artists, customers, CWAJ members and volunteers for your generous and enthusiastic support during this unusual year when we could not present our print show in person due to COVID safety concerns. Thank you for making our CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery a wonderful success once again. Your support is always greatly appreciated!
We look forward to seeing you at the 65th CWAJ Print Show to be held at Daikanyama Hillside Forum from Oct 19thto Oct 23rd, 2022.

Sneak-peek at this year’s Print Show – The Magic of the Print Making

You can already have a sneak-peek at this year’s Print Show simply by watching the series of the videos we have prepared this year, named The Magic of the Print Making. The series is comprised of six videos, each featuring the work of one artist and theirs unique production process. Why do they go to all that trouble? Why not just paint or draw? Preparing the plate requires planning, creativity and expertise, and then the printing is an art in itself. When you watch these artists at work, you will understand why they are dedicated to printmaking, and why every impression is an original work of art. Linocut by HIROTA

Artist Talk with MIYAYAMA Kayoko

With great pleasure CWAJ invites you to join the Artist Talk with MIYAYAMA Kayoko in conjunction with the 64th CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
10:00 – 11:10 am Artist Talk (in Japanese with English interpretation)
11:10 – 11:30 am Conversation Gathering for Visually Impaired guests
On Zoom – Admission free. Registration Required

CWAJ Remembers the Extraordinary Life of Toko Shinoda (March 28, 1913 – March 1, 2021)

Artist Toko Shinoda, to whom CWAJ owes so much, passed away at the grand age of 107 years on March 1st. We had the honor of having her prints at our annual CWAJ Print Show 52 times, between 1966 and 2020. Our heartfelt gratitude goes to Shinoda Sensei, who was always a great supporter of CWAJ’s mission of women promoting women’s education. May she rest in peace. CWAJ Print Show Catalogue Cover: 1975, 2005, 2019 (Photos from top left in clockwise way )1) 1966 Her first lithography experience2)2013CWAJ Print Show special exhibition3) 2005 the 50th CWAJ Print Show opening, with Princess Akishino4) 2009 CWAJ Associate Show opening Tweet

Interview with Rie Yasuyara, Past Scholar – Visually Impaired to Study Abroad

Tweet 1. Tell me about yourself… My name is Rie Yasuhara. I am a full time employee in the HR department of a foreign pharmaceutical company. I enjoy traveling, hiking, playing flute, reading and eating. 2. What is your relationship with CWAJ? Both your current position and any previous involvement? I received a scholarship for visually impaired students in 2007 and joined CWAJ in 2009, right after graduating from university. For several years I served as a proofreader for the VVI newsletter, and became the newsletter editor in Jan 2020. The VVI newsletter is provided to visually impaired people who participate in VVI activities. As editor, I plan to introduce