Atsushi Kaga

Atsushi Kaga is a Japanese artist based in Dublin, Ireland. Mr. Kaga's unique world and its residents are created based on the two cultural experiences of Ireland and Japan and are loved by many fans across borders.

Mr. Kaga says that creating ukiyo-e as an ukiyo-e artist has been his longtime dream. "One Hundred Views of Ireland / St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Liberties" is his first woodcut print of Irish scenery created using traditional woodcut printing techniques unique to Japan. The Kaga world, Usacchi, dressed in the work cloth of his respected ukiyo-e artist Kuniyoshi, and a symbol of Irish history, St. Patrick's Cathedral is expressed by the bright yet soft colors that are the charm of woodcut prints. This is the beginning of the "One Hundred Views of Ireland / St. Patrick's Cathedral, The Liberties."

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Atsushi Kaga "One Hundred Views of Ireland / Saint Patrick's Cathedral, The Liberties"

Limited edition:120
Dimension of image: 40.4 × 28.3 cm
Dimension of frame : 56.0 x 44.0 cm
Type of print:Woodcut print
Paper used:Echizen kizuki hosho washi (produced by living national treasure Ichibei Iwano)
Year of production:2024
Supervision:The Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing
Production:The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints

Carving process

A brade of a carver's knife gives birth to Atsushi Kaga's ukiyo-e world

A carver freely carves lines on the hard woodblock made of mountain cherry with his sharp "Kogatana" carving knife. A carver is faithful to the expression of lines for ukiyo-e woodblock prints, which Mr. Kaga particularly focused on in the original drawing.

Printing process

Color of the sky in Ireland is born from washi papers and watercolors

The vivid yet warm colors are unique to Japanese woodcut printing. The beautiful color of Ireland's sky is born from embedding particles of pigment in the fibers of washi paper made from paper mulberry with the baren rubbing pad.

<p>Atsushi Kaga(1978- )</p>

Atsushi Kaga is an Ireland based artist working mainly in painting. After having obtained his degree in Fine Art at the National College of Art and Design, he started his artistic career in Dublin.
Kaga has attracted attention for his truly unique paintings which incorporate a mixture of Western art history, philosophy, Celtic culture, and Japanese painting. He was born in 1978.

Sales of Atsushi Kaga's new woodcut print "One Hundred Views of Ireland / Saint Patrick's Cathedral, The Liberties"


"One Hundred Views of Ireland / Saint Patrick's Cathedral, The Liberties”
Unframed print 210,000 yen (excluding tax)
**Framed print 235,000 yen (excluding tax)
**...Dimension of frame : 56.0 x 44.0 cm

Sales: to the selected customers by the lottery

〇Drawing schedule 
Entry Period:
<Adachi Online Site>
March 23rd, 2024 from noon – March 27th, 2024, noon -Japan Time-

Result:Around April 1st, 2024

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