During the months of June and July, Stamps Professor Endi Poskovic participates in a six-week artist-in-residence program at Mokuhanga Innovation Laboratory in Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. While in Japan, Poskovic will conduct research in mokuhanga (Japanese water-based printing) and work with master printmakers Tetsuo Soyama and Toshio Soyama. Additionally, Poskovic will be researching pre-industrial era Japanese washi-making (paper-making) in Obara, aichi prefecture, where will be working alongside with master papermakers Tomomi Kano and Hisashi Kano.
Mokuhanga Innovation Lab is an artist-in-residence program designed to provide extensive knowledge of water-based woodblock printmaking methods to international artists, printmakers and teachers of printmaking, as well as to enable them to make use of traditional tools and materials. Workshops are led by professional mokuhanga artists, master carvers and printers. Through its annual program of workshops and presentations, MI-LAB encourages participating artists to broaden their professional skills and to engage in networking, with the aim of encouraging the mutual development of printmakers throughout the world.