coming schedule 2020-2021


Workshop Washi + Mokuhanga

The dates of this new one-day workshop in Oudewater will be fixed very soon.

One-day Workshop 和紙 washi + 木版画 moku-hanga printing
Lecture + Demonstration + Workshop by Japanese printmaker Yuriko Miyoshi

In a small group or private, each participant can know more about Washi (=Japanese paper) via two Japanese traditional techniques; paper making and woodcut printing, using the traditional tools and materials in one day.

A) 3 August 2021 10:00-17:00
B) 4 August 2021 10:00-17:00
The number of participants is from 1 until 4 persons for each day.

- Do you want to join but the date didn't fit for you?  Then you can ask your possible date. We will try to arrange it for you.

- Do you want to study more about Japanese woodcut technique with the three steps in Ukiyo-e colour print manner? I offer two days workshop. I have a plan on September 2021.

Noord IJsselkade 6, 3421 BD Oudewater, Nederland
In the atelier of Tulip Graphics

€100.- per person.
* Children under 12 years are welcome for 50 euros p.p.
Including material and paper costs such as Japanese Kozo (paper mulberry), Gampi (Diplomorpha sikokiana) and cotton pulp, use of tools for papermaking and woodcut printing.
Every participant receives a 福袋 Fuku-bukuro (= Japanese lucky bag); Washi samples and an original etching or woodcut printed on Washi, original art card or notebook (Japanese book binding etc.)
Come to the workshop by yourself, with your friend or family!
*Excluding lunch. Bring your own lunch. Or buy something at the Stijnman bakery nearby. We can offer Tea and coffee.

Please send your message including your name, age, address and mobile number
to Yuriko Miyoshi.

Don't forget to mention the date and what time you want to participate,
After your registration, you will receive an email with the information for this workshop and an invoice with the bank account for the payment. Please note that your place is only guaranteed after payment is completed. We request that you pay the workshop costs as soon as possible after your registration, or your place may be given away. You are allowed to find someone in your place if you organise payment yourself and let the organisation know. Any questions are always welcome. Your data will only be used for communication with you and for invoicing, and will not be shared with third parties without your prior consent.

It is no problem if you didn’t have anything with you, but it may be good to bring the following yourself if possible.
1) Two towels for drying your hands and paper.
2) Your apron (vinyl or cloth) or plastic garbage bag is also useful as a substitute.
3) Please remind the distance of each other, depend on the number of participants. We may need to wear your face mask, mainly during lecture and demonstration.  It is possible to buy one (1 euro) from me, 

In the morning: Making Japanese paper yourself. They will dry until the end of the day.
In the afternoon: Printing Moku-hanga to make your own cards.

In the morning I would like to introduce you who might be interested in Japan or Washi the difference between the traditional Japanese manner and western manner of papermaking. The traditional method of Japanese papermaking, preparing Kozo bark for cooking, cleaning, beating the fiber and papermaking to drying, is different from the European way. During this short workshop we do not have time for processing plant fiber ourselves.In the simple demo, I introduce the real materials and this process. The materials and tools are also different. With the Japanese tools, you can have an experience to make your own special paper simply.

(1) The traditional way of using Japanese tools with Japanese original raw fiber materials.
(2) Use of Japanese tools and also European tools, for recycling several pulp materials including some Japanese papers and also Hahnemühle etching paper.
(3) I can also show my test printing of etchings and woodcuts on several kinds of Washi. It must be very interesting to be able to feel and see differences with your own hands and eyes, and also to hear differences between papers.


Dit is een introductieworkshop voor de 木版画 Moku-Hanga techniek, ook bekend als 浮世絵 Ukiyo-e, "prenten van de vlietende wereld", een vorm van houtsnede uit Japan die vanaf de jaren 1860 ook in Europa populair werd. 

Elke deelnemer krijgt een set 和紙 Washi (= japans papier) die gemaakt zijn van de vezels uit de bast van de gampibomen, van de Mitsumatastruik of van de papiermoerbei en 洋紙 Youshi (=westers papier). Met behulp van al gesneden platen proberen wij de houtsneden af te drukken. Dat doen we met sumi-inkt als zwart en kleurinkt met Yamato Nori (niet-toxische lijm) op waterbasis, paardenharen borstels en we drukken met een Baren, dit is een japans traditioneel instrument dat wordt gebruikt in plaats van een drukpers.