Nana Shiomi is a leading contemporary exponent of Japanese woodblock printing.

Shiomi uses both traditional Japanese methods of printing (as used by traditional ukiyo-e printers) and modern techniques and materials. The prints acquired by the Oriental Museum have been selected to relate to a range of artefacts and other works of art currently held within the museum’s collection. Depicting amongst other things traditional Japanese screens, a tea whisk and a tea bowl, the prints are simply but powerfully pictorial. Presented by the Art Fund and the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation


The artist

Oriental Museum

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