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Making The Great Wave - Woodblock Print Demonstration In Tokyo

Making The Great Wave - Woodblock Print Demonstration In Tokyo

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Woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, are amongst the famous art pieces in Japan. If you would like to witness how it is made, you can do so in January and March 2020 at the Tokyo National Museum for free.

"The Great Wave" is a world-famous woodblock print created by Katsushika Hokusai. Woodblock prints, or ukiyo-e, were a popular art style in Japan during the 1700s and 1800s.

Making The Great Wave - Woodblock Print Demonstration In Tokyo

Picture courtesy of the Tokyo National Museum

The Tokyo National Museum, located in Ueno Park, offers a rare demonstration where you can see the last steps of a woodblock print right before your eyes. The artwork recreated here will be the famous "Great Wave". There will be English and Japanese support during the recreation.

Making The Great Wave - Woodblock Print Demonstration In Tokyo

Picture courtesy of the Tokyo National Museum

The demonstration will be held on January 25 and March 29, 2020, at 11:00 and 14:00. The admission is free with a ticket to the museum. The demonstration room holds only sixty people and reservations are on a first-come, first-serve basis, so it is advised to be early.

Tokyo National Museum Website: https://www.tnm.jp/modules/r_event/index.php?controller=dtl&cid=5&id=10394

Place: Tokyo National Museum
Tokyo, Taito, Ueno Park 13-9

Admission to the Museum: Adults - 620 yen, University Students - 410 yen, People under 18 or over 70 enter for free

Written by Chiara Mischke

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