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Maison&Objet Paris 2018

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Takezasado will exhibit the works in MAISON & OBJET Paris held in January 2018. We are one of the businesses in overseas market development “Kyoto connection” project in the category of craftsmanship including the leading traditional industries of Kyoto city. This is the third time for us since the first entry in 2016.

This year marks the 160th anniversary of Friendship between France and Japan in 2018.
In participating in Maison E. Obje in a memorable year, Takesado has chosen Hokusai cartoons of Ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai who raised "Japonismu" whirlwind as the theme of the exhibited work.
Mainly selected insects picked up "Hokusai collection series", I also selected checkered patterns from traditional patterns. The uneven part of the tile is three-dimensionally represented by "UCHIKOMI indentation" which is one of the woodblocking techniques.

Event Details


19-23 January 2018

Paris Nord Villepinte Exhibition Centre, Paris, France

F216/G215 KYOTO CONNECTION, HALL7 Interior Scene


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New York Festival Focused us!

Exploration of Japanese woodblocks in the world

Takezasado has launched a big project to discover the heritages from the predecessors in order to revive Japanese culture. This project was covered by a Japanese TV show and the program got the honor of NEW YORK FESTIVAL's Bronze World Medal!

Most of the old woodblocks have disappeared from Japan and we had been losing the wisdom of pioneers. The drain of Ukiyoe in overseas fortunately contained not only prints but woodblocks themselves. We are sure they are still silently breathing somewhere beyond the sea. We dig out the old hidden ukiyoe and woodblocks created over many years ago. We elucidate a lot of sofisticated techniques and uncommon expressions from the important witnesses telling our historical culture to next generations.

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the portrait of a beautiful woman produced in early 19c


Bibliothèque nationale de France / Kyoto city / Paris city / Kansai TV / Ritsumeikan Univ.


2009-2015 (Interval included)

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Lupin the 3rd has come
World-famous Animation dives into Ukiyoe

the Crown of Traditional techniques

Takesasado was responsible for the process of woodblock production of Ukiyoe prints "Lupin the third".

We have made 5 images of main characters wearing KIMONO and the scene of their chasing on the river. These pictures were created by the highest Japanese traditional techniques: woodblock printing, WASHI papermaking and calligraphy. Moreover, the signature of the author, "Mr. Monkey Punch" is written in "O-BAN Goren-ezu".

*Described in Japanese

Product information

大判 / 特判「水上捕物帖」 / 大判五連絵図
"Lupin the 3rd UKIYOE MOKUHANGA"
O-BAN / TOKU-BAN "Suijo Torimono-cho" / O-BAN GOREN-EZU

TAKEZASADO Online shop

*You can buy this series only in Japanese version site.

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