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Ayako Rokkaku depicts in the ukiyo-e format, "Sanmaitsuduki".

Ayako Rokkaku “Untitled2”

Ayako Rokkaku

The artist, Ayako Rokkaku, is originally from Chiba prefecture in Japan. She started to paint in her twenties and established her painting style which she applied the paint directly on her hands and fingers to draw on cardboard sheets or canvas. She was recognized as an established contemporary artist after she won the Scout Prize at GEISAI, conducted by the world-renowned contemporary artist, Takashi Murakami in 2006. Then she held her large scaled solo exhibitions at the Kunsthal Museum in Holland in 2011 and at the Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum in Slovakia in 2012. After those exhibitions, she started to work based in Europe, Amsterdam, and Berlin, and now she works in Portugal. Her solo exhibition at the Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art in 2020 was highly successful and made her a world-renowned contemporary artist in the international art market. At the point of 2022, she belongs to GALLERY TARGET in Harajuku, Japan, and KÖNIG GALERIE in Berlin, Germany.

The carver faithfully reproduces Rokkaku's unique lines drawn by her hands and fingers.

Soft yet powerful drawings of Rokkaku reproduced by advanced carving techniques.

Delicate printing process to reproduce Rokkaku's pop and vivid colors.

The printer spreads the vivid colored pigment on the woodblock with the horse hair brush.

Bright colors unique to woodcut printing are created by the printing method, which lets colors soak into the paper fiber by Baren rubbing disk.

The ukiyo-e is printed on Echizen kizuki hosho washi (a unique kind of Japanese paper) handmade from 100% paper-mulberry fibers by Ichibei Iwano, a living national treasure.

Ayako Rokkaku “Untitled2”

Ayako Rokkaku is an international contemporary artist renowned for her unique hand-painting method. Her new woodcut print, "Untitled 2," was completed after the second collaboration work with The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints. This work was depicted in a "triptych" format, called "Sanmaitsuduki", commonly used for ukiyo-e. The advanced techniques of the carver and the printer reproduced her unique soft yet powerful lines and pop and vivid colors. It is completed as a perfect "Contemporary Ukiyo-e" with charms of traditional Japanese woodcut prints, impressive lines, and warm and bright colors.

Limited Edition:
100 (60/100 are sold by Adachi)
Dimension of picture:
40.0×28.0 cm (triptych)
Dimension of frame:
56.0×104.0 cm  Original Frame
Specification of frame:
Approx. 4.2kg, wood, acrylic resin
Type of print:
Ukiyo-e style woodcut print
Paper used:
Echizen Kizuki Hosho Washi made by Ichibei Iwano, a Living National Treasure
Year of publication:
The Adachi Foundation for the Preservation of Woodcut Printing
The Adachi Institute of Woodcut Prints
Delivery will begin from the mid-April 2023.

Ayako Rokkaku “Untitled2”

This edition will be sold to customers selected by drawing lots.
If you wish to purchase the work, please enter the drawing during the following period.
We will notify you with the results of the drawing.

Entry Period:March 31 (noon) – April 1 (5:00 p.m. ), 2023 (Japan Time)
*Entering a drawing is limited to only one product per customer.
Please note that customers who enter multiple times will be excluded from the draw. The entry at the Adachi showroom in person is counted as one entry. Therefore no need to enter online if you entered at the showroom.

Unframed 700,000yen (excluding tax)
Framed   740,000yen (excluding tax)