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How I Became a Printmaker: A Chat w. Wuon-Gean Ho | Japan Station 101

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On this episode of the Japan Station podcast, printmaker Wuon-Gean Ho joins us to talk about her time living and studying in Japan, printmaking, ukiyoe and more.

About Wuon-Gean Ho

Wuon-Gean Ho is an accomplished printmaker and is currently a Research Associate at the University of the West England’s Center for Print Research.

Topics Discussed

  • About spending time in Kagoshima as part of the JET Programme
  • Studying veterinary medicine
  • Getting the Monbukagakusho Scholarship and studying in Japan
  • Studying under printmaker Akira Kurosaki
  • About making prints inspired by Wuon-Gean Ho’s time studying verinarian medicine
  • Learning how to make woodblock prints in Japan
  • About learning Japanese while in Japan
  • About the process of making a woodblock print
  • About tacit knowledge as it relates to woodblock printmaking
  • About the gomazuri technique in printmaking
  • Documenting printmaking techniques
  • About the bokashi effect in woodblock printmaking
  • About some of Wuon-Gean Ho’s favorite ukiyo-e woodblock print artists
  • About the Honolulu Museum of Art’s woodblcok print collection
  • About Wuon-Gean Ho’s printmaking workshops and general work
  • And much more!

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Full Show Notes

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