This section introduces a range of Japanese woodblock print artists whose work comes through our gallery.
Kunio Kaneko was born in Tokyo and graduated from the Musashino University of Fine Arts. The artist works in the traditional Japanese technique of woodblock prints. The usual edition size is from 100 to 200 – signed and numbered. Some are monotypes while in others he uses gold leaf on coloured paper. With his elaborate technique, his lush printmaking style and his pleasing Japanese subjects, Kunio Kaneko is a real find for art lovers in and outside of Japan. The images have friendly colours and the artist often chooses words like ‘lucky’ or ‘happy’ for the prints’ titles, creating a friendly and positive atmosphere.