2024 Fifth International Mokuhanga Conference Echizen

April 4-6, 2024 This conference focused on Japanese traditional papermaking and the innovative use of handmade washi by contemporary mokuhanga artists. The province of Echizen is renowned for its production of Japanese washi and other traditional crafts.

A hundred and twenty mokuhanga artists met for demonstrations and workshops by expert craftspeople, along with an open portfolio session and a product showcase. Workshops included papermaking, paper sizing, and test printing on Echizen paper.

Eight exhibitions included a juried exhibition of small works from 140 artists. The conference was followed by a bus tour to Nara, with visits to traditional sumi ink workshops.