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About Us

Mokuhanga Kai Cape Town is an association for Cape Town printmaking artists who wish to explore and practise Japanese woodblock printing techniques, both in a traditional and contemporary context. We aim to provide a network of support for mokuhanga artists to learn and exchange ideas with each other, as well as raise general awareness of this artform within South Africa. Ultimately we hope to establish connections and relationships with other international Mokuhanga associations, particularly in Japan, as well as paper and tool makers.

To become the principal South African national network for artistic interests in Japanese art forms, particularly Mokuhanga and Shin-hanga, and to promote the appreciation and understanding of Japanese culture and knowledge.

The Mokuhanga Kai network will be open to Japanese art appreciators and practitioners resident in South Africa. Membership will facilitate access to local producers of papers and materials necessary for the creation of Mokuhanga prints as well as acquisition of imported products, currently not produced in South Africa, that practising Mokuhanga artists require for their craft. Membership will also include access to learning Japanese culture and language.

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