The 66th CWAJ Print Show
Date: October 18 (Wed) – 22 (Sun) 2023
11:00 – 18:00 (Final day -17:00)
Location: Hillside Forum (Daikanyama, Tokyo)
18-8 Sarugaku-cho, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo
The CWAJ Print Show, now in its 66th year, is a prestigious juried exhibition and sale of contemporary Japanese prints. The show presents a wide range of styles, from traditional to abstract to pop, as well as a variety of techniques, including woodcut, etching, lithography, and silkscreen by well-established and up-and-coming artists.
In addition to more than 200 works selected through a jury of experts from both open and invited categories, fresh works by this year’s and past Young Printmaker Award winners will be exhibited and sold.
From traditional woodblock prints to contemporary art, the unique appeal of the CWAJ Print Show is that you can view and purchase so many impressive prints at once. Please come and find your favorite print.
Calendars, greeting cards, catalogues, etc. will also be on sale at the venue. You can also order on this website from around September.
All net proceeds from the Print Show go to CWAJ Scholarship and Education Programs.
Purchasing prints and Print Show products supports women and visually impaired students and leads to the development of young artists.
Please find all participating artists in the 66th Print Show by clicking here
Click here for e-flyer.
Guided Tours: “Look Closer” – Free guided tours (30 min) in English and Japanese
The 2023 CWAJ Guided Tours feature 20 prints with intriguing details. Our experienced guides will help you discover many secrets hiding in plain sight.
For sign up or inquiries, click here.
Daily tours for walk-ins are also held at 11:30am and 2pm during the show.
Online guided tours
Click here to enjoy the online guided tours.
Hands-on Art 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. Details of the workshop and the call for participants will be posted on this website in late September, please join us.
Special Exhibit: Color Blast! ― AY-O, IKEDA Masuo, YAYANAGI Go
This exhibit features vibrant works by three prominent artists who have been active internationally since the 1960s and 1970s as leaders of the Pop Art Movement and remain extremely popular today. The exhibit will be held at Tokyo American Club Frederick Harris Gallery from September 12 to October 2 (reservation required, details here) and at Hillside Forum during the 66th CWAJ Print Show. The work of a prominent graphic designer, Tanaka Hiroshi, who won the CWAJ Grand Prize in 1969, will also be on display.
For more information about the Special Exhibit, click here.
CWAJ Print Show Online Gallery
October 24 – October 29, 2023
Open: October 24 (Tue), 9:00 JST
Close: October 29 (Sun), 18:00 JST
All Participating Artists
EGUCHI Junko Tamura