<p>Passing down traditional woodcut printing techniques to present and future generations</p>

Even in today's world where digital technology has permeated people's lives, woodcut prints, created using craftsmanship that have been passed down over many years, inspire people and enrich their daily lives. At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we create attractive works that are in keeping with the times while maintaining the basics of traditional woodcut printing techniques.

Created by Adachi’s highly skilled artisans

Over 1,200 works of Ukiyo-e reproductions

The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints has made full use of woodcut printing techniques passed down from the Edo Period to create reproductions of some 1,200 works of ukiyo-e to date. The vivid colors and warm textures of the prints are produced by rubbing water-based pigments into washi paper in the same process that was used in the Edo Period.

Created using traditional woodcut print techniques

Contemporary Ukiyo-e

In addition to carrying on the tradition of Japanese woodcut printing techniques, the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints collaborates with today's leading artists to produce “contemporary ukiyo-e” and to showcase these fascinating works for the global audience.

Traditional Techniques and Adachi's Artisans

The production of ukiyo-e, which developed as a commercial printing method, focused on efficiency and profitability. And so, all processes are streamlined and sophisticated. We will introduce the basics of ukiyo-e techniques through the production process of Katsushika Hokusai's masterpiece "The Great Wave off Kanagawa."

Adachi's Meticulous Quality and Materials

At Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints, we use carefully selected materials and tools to bring out the original beauty of woodcut prints to the fullest.