Since ancient times, the culture of Hida Takayama has been intimately connected with the surrounding forests. One of the popular artistic traditions that our region has given birth to is known as Hida Woodblock-Prints. Although based on traditional techniques passed down over generations, this art form allows for limitless creative expression. Hida Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale invites both domestic and international artists to showcase their technical innovation and creativity.
Type of print
Woodblock-print (if combined with other materials, the main element must involve woodblock-print) Digital printing is not permitted.
Grand prize / 1 winner (500,000 yen)
Semi-grand prize / 1 winner (300,000 yen)
Award of excellence / 1 winner (200,000 yen)
Encouragement award / 5 winners (50,000 yen)
Hida Woodblock-Print prize / 1 winner (50,000 yen)
Cosponsors’ prize / 6 winners (30,000 yen)
Artwork that wins the grand prize, semi-grand prize and award of excellence will belong to Takayama City. Applicants will be notified of results in the middle of May 2017. No questions and objections about screenings will be accepted.
We are not responsible for accidental damage to submitted artwork. Applicants may wish to purchase insurance. We reserve the right to publish photos of artwork, profiles of participating artists and advertising. Awards may be withdrawn retroactively for violations of application guidelines, even after results have been made public.
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