Kawaraban Printing

Tuula Moilanen

Founder of the Finnish Woodcut Artists Society and member of the Association of Finnish Printmakers, Finland

Kawaraban is a common name for the black and white news bulletins produced during the Edo-Meiji period in Japan. The oldest surviving kawaraban sheet describes the conquest of Osaka castle by the shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1615.
In her demonstration Finnish printmaker Tuula Moilanen shows how the prints of current-day news were made and reveals the best-selling news headlines in old Japan.