History of Takahashi Kobo
Inheriting the technique from generation to generation as a printer and a publisher of woodblock prints till now.
|1877||The work of 2nd representative Kuranosuke Takahashi was exhibited at 1st National Industrial Exhibition and awarded from Lord of Home Affairs Toshimichi Okubo.|
|1890||The 3rd representative Kuranosuke Takahashi demonstrated a woodblock printing technique in front of Prince Arthur, 1st Duke of Connaught and Strathearn.|
|After the WWII||The 4th representative Harumasa Takahashi demonstrated a woodblock printing technique in front of General Douglas MacArthur.|
|1931||Reproduced the Cezanne’s watercolor painting into woodblock print by the request of Marquess of Hosokawa.|
|1953||Demonstrated a woodblock printing technique in front of Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress.|
|1955||The 5th representative Shinjiro Takahashi introduced silk screen printing and advanced to new fields such as use jointly with woodblock print.|
|1963||Became Takahashi Kobo Co., Ltd. as a corporate organization.|
|2009||Yukiko Takahashi, the 6th representative, became CEO.|
|2011||Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops at Silpakorn University in Thailand, Embassy of Japan in Myanmar and Cambodia.|
|2013||Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops at Detroit Institute of Arts in USA.
Lectures, demonstrations, and workshops at Laos-Japan Institute and National Institute of Fine Arts in Laos.
(The projects in Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, the United States, and Laos from 2011 to 2013 had been participated with the Japan Foundation / Cultural Arts Exchange Program.)
|2015||Participated in the “DENTO-HOUSE PARIS” exhibition in France.
Lectures and workshops were held at “Galerie Dutko”.
|2016||Participated in the “Maison et Objet 2016” exhibition in France.
Participated in the “Milan Salone 2016” exhibition in Italy.
Participated in the “RELAIS&CHATEAUX -Japanese Market-” exhibition at Meiji Kinenkan.
|2017||Lectures, demonstrations and cooperated with exhibits at the “Hokusai Beyond the great wave” exhibition at the British Museum, England.|
|2018||Lectures, demonstrations and cooperated with exhibits at the “Edo Painting Masterpiece Exhibition” at the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Russia.
Lectures, demonstrations and cooperated with exhibits at the “Manga Hokusai Manga: Approaching the Master’s Compendium from the Perspective of Contemporary Comics” exhibition in Australia.
(The projects in Russia and Australia participated as part of the Japan Foundation / Cultural Arts Exchange Program.)
|2019||Lectures and demonstrations at “Folk Art Festival” in Hungary.
Lectures and demonstrations at Serbian Embassy in Japan.
Lectures, demonstrations and cooperated with exhibits at the “Light of Ukiyo-e – Ukiyo-e Exhibition” in 798 Art Zone, Beijing, China.
Selected for the “Edo Tokyo Kirari Project”, sponsored by the Bureau of Industrial and Labor Affairs, Tokyo Metropolitan Government, to spread the traditional Tokyo brands to the world.
|2020||Participated in the Paris / London promotion of “Edo Tokyo Kirari Project” at the Embassy of Japan in the UK and etc.|