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Masashi Ozaki Meister (master of print woodcut print)

Last update date March 6, 2019

Masashi Ozaki(ozakimasashi)
Master of print woodcut print

The 2009 choice (the 14th)
Tsurumi Ward residence

  • It was born in 1950 and is from Sapporo-shi
  • 1975 print house O-M establishment
  • We successively hold special technical advisor of Dai Nippon Printing, Iwate University special artist part-time teacher, Setagaya Art Museum lecturer

We take new technology in base in traditional technique

Print studio master of woodcut print running often produces by oneself, but it is always aimed at by creed to be stagehand of painter with Master print woodcut print it being "brush of painter", and being dyed in "color of painter", and Ozaki meets request from well-known artist a lot.

"The acquisition of technique traditional for craftsman is just basic. We think, it is duty demanded from Master modern craftsman woodcut print we manage new technology, and to contribute to artist, and steady study is done.

We act as lecturer in a lot of art museums and universities of arts including preparations and the handling of how to make, printing paper of wool cloth of use of own house production, copperplate engraving print of copperplate engraving ink and hand down "the skill of woodcut print teacher".

In addition, other than employee education, we run studio of workshop for general people and act generally to spread own technique and the world of woodcut print widely.

The skill of Meister

In Europe and America and Japan, it is common we print, and teacher is divided into version classification such as woodcut, copperplate engraving, lithograph, and to exist.

However, Ozaki learned lithograph and technique of copperplate engraving from 15 years old as well as technique of woodcut which we learned after childhood and we further went to printing office and learned offset plate-making, print technology and heliogravure technology.

Therefore when, moreover, tree, copper, stone, silk is to digital technique, Ozaki has deep knowledge and experience about version material and use materials in all versions class, and general woodcut print has skill that is specific as possible woodcut print teacher worldwide.


We learn technique of carving and woodcut print of woodcut from father of xylograph painter since childhood.

We are charmed by lithograph of artist Kojin Toneyama whom we met at the time of sixth grade at an elementary school and learn lithographic printing as probation of typo during high school attendance at school.

After the graduation from high school, it is nyushoku in Japan Artists Association, Inc. We pass member of Agency for Cultural Affairs art overseas training and engage in printmaking of painter representing Europe in France at the age of 23.

After returning home, we establish print studio at 25 years old in Tokyo and, after some moves, relocate studio to Yokohama at the age of 47.

We are engaged in print production of many painters including artist Kiyoshi Hasegawa, artist Tatsuo Takayama, artist Kojin Toneyama and production of collection of Akira Kurosawa prints "revolt".

In addition, we receive commission of Tokushu Paper Mfg. Co., Ltd. and perform development, improvement of print paper.

We can come across the skill of Meister here!

Masashi Ozaki print studio (old company name: print house O-M)
5-10-20, Komaoka, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama-shi
Telephone: 045-716-6647

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