Publisher and Ukiyo-e Style Woodcut Printmaking Studio
of Traditional and Contemporary Prints

The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints carries on the tradition of Japan's woodcut print techniques which gave birth to ukiyo-e in the 17th century.
We offer both traditional and contemporary ukiyo-e prints created using traditional techniques.

Adachi’s Ukiyo-e Prints

Over 1,200 works of Ukiyo-e reproductions
Created by Adachi’s highly skilled artisans

The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints has made full use of woodcut printing techniques passed down from the Edo Period to create reproductions of some 1,200 works of ukiyo-e to date. The vivid colors and warm textures of the prints are produced by rubbing water-based pigments into washi paper in the same process that was used in the Edo Period. We have a wide selection of works to choose from for yourself or as a gift for someone special.
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Kitagawa Utamaro

Girl Blowing a Glass Toy

Katsushika Hokusai

The Great Wave off Kanagawa

Adachi’s Contemporary Ukiyo-e Prints

Techniques kept alive in the present
Created using traditional woodcut print techniques

In addition to carrying on the tradition of Japanese woodcut printing techniques, the Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints collaborates with today's leading artists to produce “contemporary ukiyo-e” and to showcase these fascinating works for the global audience.
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Keiichi Tanaami

Eye Beam

James Jean


The Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing

The Adachi Foundation conducts various activities to preserve and pass on to future generations the tradition of Japanese woodcut printing techniques and the unique printing method that gave birth to ukiyo-e.
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