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“The making of things.”
This endeavor brings forth dreams, delight, and encounters.
And in this endeavor, there is an “energy” that feeds our well-being. 

These are the first lines of the greeting that is found on the website for The Power of Letterpress Art (活版アートのチカラ), an event happening in Taito Ward, Tokyo, on May 28 & 29. Organized by lovers and makers of moveable type, paper, and all related to letterpress art, the event offers a program of exhibitions, workshops, and goodies for purchase at three locations.

第1会場:大伸印刷ガレージ (Daishin Printing Garage)

・活版印刷ワークショップ Letterpress printing workshop
・活字販売 Sale of moveable type
・活版材料販売及び展示 Showcase and sale of letterpress materials
・製版体験 Printmaking workshop
・デザイナー、作家作品展示 Exhibition of designer and artist work

第2会場:ハワイアン・カフェ「サルブ」(Hawaiian Cafe Solve)

・活版作品 Letterpress products and art
・阿波和紙展示販売 Showcase and sale of Awagami Factory products
・似顔絵コーナー Portrait corner
・学生作品 Exhibition of student work
・喫茶、休憩コーナー Cafe

第3会場:手打萬蔵そば「尾張屋」(Owariya Soba)

・作家作品の展示販売 Showcase and sale of art and products
・「活版蕎麦」 Special “Kappan Soba” menu

Next month the exhibition Hanga EHON: Handprinted Books will present an international collection of handmade printed books as part of the 1st International Mokuhanga Conference taking place in Kyoto and Awaji, Japan.

Printmaking is an integral part of bookmaking and book art, and mokuhanga — Japanese woodblock printing — has flourished for centuries. Mokuhanga usually conjures to mind images of the ukiyo-e tradition, but it was also widely used to print books. The Mokuhanga Conference celebrates the history and tradition of this print form as well as explores innovative and contemporary applications. As the inaugural conference, this event is an exciting opportunity for practitioners and aficionados of mokuhanga to meet, exchange, and collaborate.

Registration is open through May 31. Details here.