During the Mokuhanga Conference, there were several workshops that you can sign up for. I was so excited to take two workshops, Urauchi-mounting workshop and Byobu/hinging workshop. I have always wanted to learn how to do these, but was not able to find anyone who could teach me or find a way to teach myself. My friends Mariko and Mari were in both of the workshops with me, and it was really fun. I want to practice a little bit more over the summer so that I can teach my students in my Mokuhanga class in the fall.
Below are some pictures and a quick overview of the workshops. Both workshops were taught by Kashu Yabuta, who is the president of Japan Hyogu Association.
These were the three brushes that we used. Water brush, mounting brush, and nori (glue) brush.
Byobu and Hinging Workshop
Here are some examples of Japanese Byobu.