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Hida-Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale Has Ended.

The Hida-Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale has ended with the 11th exhibition in 2020. We would like to express our deepest gratitude to all the artists who have participated in the exhibitions, to all of the visitors, to the judges and to everyone who has supported our project for a long time. Takayama City will continue its efforts to promote woodblock prints and other arts, and we appreciate your understanding .



 Since ancient times, surrounded by forests, Hida Takayama has developed a unique culture for woodblock printing. This style of printing has always been popular in the area and is specifically called “Hida Woodblock Printing.” While passing down traditional techniques, Hida artisans have been creating original pieces of art. In order to promote and let the world know about the culture of Hida Takayama, the Hida Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock- Prints Triennial invites both domestic and international artists to showcase their create new technical innovation and creativity.

Exhibition Period & Venue

The First Term:Takayama Cultural Hall  ※It has finised.

November 26 ~ December 1, 2020

9:00am ~ 5:00pm ※Closed on November 30

The Second Term:Hida-Takayama Museum of History and Art  ※It has finised.

December 12, 2020 ~ January 11, 2021

9:00am ~ 7:00pm

Digital Exhibition

You can see the video of the winning works of the 11th Hida-Takayama International Contemporary Woodblock-Prints Triennale 2020, the state of the exhibition (the first term) held at Takayama Cultural Hall, and the commentary by the judges.

Result on secondary screening

Regarding the secondary screening that has been postponed for a long time due to the new coronavirus(COVID-19) infection, we held it on August 6th.

61 works from 26 countries won each prize.

Secondary screening(stopped accepting payments and works)

 We would like to e-mail for secondary screening targets individually about the payment of the entry fee.

Payment method Credit card

※VISA , Master card , JCB , American Express and Diners Club are available

Shipping   1.Please download entry form from following link and complete it.

 2.Send your print work with the completed entry form to our postal address after you transferred the entry fee. (Print work and entry form must be received by March 31,2020)

3.Entry form must be firmly attached to the top right corner of the back of work.


[Postal Address]

Lifelong Education Division,City of Takayama 2-18 Hanaoka,

Takayama,Gifu 506-8555 JAPAN

電話ephone number:+81(0)577 35 3155

E mail address:hida-hanga@city.takayama.lg.jp

Notices ※Print works which can not be verified the entry fee or delayed will not be accepted.

※Applicants must pay all expenses related to the application and shipping.

※The fee is not refundable.

※Print works should be mailed without a frame.



Result on primary screening

 We received 352 pieces of works from 38 countries and 182 works were chosen for secondary screening.

 You can confirm the print work for secondary screening on the following list.

Application method(stopped accepting applications.)

[Applications Period] October 1 - 31, 2019 .   ※We have already stopped accepting applications.

[Type of Printing] Woodblock-prints created in 2018 or later.  Digital printing is not permitted.

[Application Criteria] This contest is open to the general public.

 Each applicant may submit up to two pieces of artwork.

 Artwork which has already been submitted to another competition will not be accepted.

 The maximum paper size should be 90cm x 90cm (35.43in x 35.43in) . 

[Application fee]

 Free for the initial screening and 2,000 yen per piece of artwork for the secondary screening. A fee will be charged to applicants who pass the initial screening.


 First Prize/1 Winner (500,000 yen)

 Second Prize/1 Winner (300,000 yen)

 Third Prize/1 Winner (200,000 yen) and other awards


 ※Please refer to the Application Guidelines in detail.

triennale 2020

Result of 2017

Contact Infomation

Hida Takayama Contemporary Woodblock-Print Triennale

We request overseas applicants to contact us by E-mail.

E-mail hida-hanga@city.takayama.lg.jp

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