The 12th Kochi International Triennial Exhibition of Prints

The Kochi Triennial Exhibition of Prints was first organized with the purpose of returning to one of the origins of the fine arts in order to rethink what they really mean in the modern world, where they are becoming increasingly diverse. It is also our hope to contribute to the evolution of woodblock art. Since the exhibition is hosted in Kochi, a world-class producer of Japanese traditional paper, artwork submissions are limited to those that use paper as the primary material. Every three years, the Exhibition unfolds new worlds of woodblock art with its warmth and richness of expression. Accepting high-quality submissions from artists around the world, the Triennial Exhibition of Prints has gained renown as an international exhibition.

All entries must be original prints on paper. The maximum paper size is 100 x 100 cm (40 x 40 inches).

Artists can submit a maximum of three works.

Click here for more details.

Submissions open:
1 April 2023

Submissions close:
30 April 2023

Who may enter
The competition is open to artists from around the world

Entry fee
The entry fee for artists from Japan is ¥ 9,000. If the entrant submits his/her work from overseas, they will be exempt from the entry fee.

• 1st Prize: 1,000,000 yen
• 2nd Prize: 500,000 yen
• 3rd Prize: 300,000 yen
• 4th Prize: 200,000 yen
• The Museum of Art, Kochi Prize: 300,000 yen
• Takao Hiwasaki Prize: 300,000 yen
• Tosa Washi Prize: 200,000 yen

Exhibition Dates

Saturday, October 7 – Sunday, December 3, 2023
* “Result report” will be sent to all participants after the middle of July.

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