Traditional Japanese Printmaking “Ukiyo-e”

Traditional Japanese Printmaking “Ukiyo-e”



On the Veranda:

Traditional Japanese Printmaking Ukiyo-e

The Japanese American Cultural and Community Center is pleased to present this season”™s first On the Veranda Lecture Series, Traditional Japanese Printmaking Ukiyo-e on November 21, 2010, from 1-3pm in the JACCC Garden Room.

Two master printers from the Adachi Institute in Tokyo, Japan will conduct a workshop demonstrating the skill and techniques used to recreate classic images of Japanese ukiyo-e, or floating world, artwork that dates back to the 18th and 19th centuries. The workshop will use the same skills, techniques and materials as the historical printmakers, and the completed prints will reveal the vibrant colors of the original work.

The On the Veranda Lecture Series in the JACCC”™s redesigned Garden Room began in Spring 2009, and has since presented some of the most informative and insightful workshops by trained masters in an intimate and serene surrounding. “The Veranda itself is a sacred space between man and nature, between structure and garden, between here and there,” explains JACCC Artistic Director Hirokazu Kosaka. “It is the meditative space that lingers in-between, the transition that pulls us into both worlds.”

Masterfully curated by Kosaka himself, past programs have explored topics of Hinamatsuri (Girl”™s Day Celebration), Ikebana (Flower Arrangment), Ocha (Tea Ceremony), and Meditation, with leading experts in each field conducting the workshops. Later this year, On the Veranda will present Kosaka as he demonstrates his approach in creating his exhibit Frolicking Monkeys and Frogs, on December 12, 2010.

As space is limited reservations are highly recommended. For more information or reservations call (213) 628-2725.

This program is made possible in part by The Japan Foundation, Los Angeles and Hiromi Paper International.

WHAT: On The Veranda: Traditional Japanese Printmaking Ukiyo-e

WHEN: All entries must be submitted by November 30, 2010

WHERE: Japanese American Cultural and Community Center

James Irvine Japanese Garden

Garden Room

244 S. San Pedro Street, Suite 505

Los Angeles, CA 90012

ADMISSION: $20 General Admission, $15 JACCC Members

As space is limited; reservations are highly recommended. For reservations, call (213) 628-2725.

INFO: For more information, visit their site.

About the Japanese American Cultural & Community Center (JACCC)

Founded in 1980, the JACCC is the largest Asian American cultural center of its kind in the U.S. and is the preeminent presenter of Japanese, Japanese American and Asian American arts.  JACCC is home to a number of civic and arts organizations and serves as the cultural and community focal point of Japanese Americans throughout Southern California.

Report by Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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