` Pop the Wave! HOKUSAI -北斎- Wave pop art workshop with Rie Takeda

Pop the Wave! HOKUSAI -北斎- Wave pop art workshop with Rie Takeda

HYPER JAPAN is the largest exhibition celebrating Japanese culture to be held in the UK. Organized by Cross Media Ltd., it was first held in London 2010. Centred on Japanese cuisine and popular culture such as gaming, manga, anime and music, the event introduces a wide range of Japanese culture, encompassing technology, fashion, traditional crafts.
Having undertaken the difficult decision to postpone the Festival due to the spread of COVID-19, HYPER JAPAN is providing exclusive online content straight from Japan, including webinars, entertainment and shopping.


Pop the Wave! Hokusai ~北斎~ Wave pop art workshop with Rie Takeda
Date: 18th April 2021, Sunday 

Time:  14:00-17:00 (3 hours lesson with a 10min break)

Online tool:  ZOOM (link will be sent to you after your purchase**)

Ticket Price:

  • £40 - Single person ticket


To join the workshop please purchase before 17:00 on 16th April 2021

<Workshop plan>
Please be prepared 10 minutes before the workshop starts.

  1. Welcome/Meet and greet. Introduction to Hokusai’s wave (Under the Wave off Kanagawa) and interpretations + variations of the wave in design and style.
  2. Sketching the inspiration, style direction and choosing the main colours.
  3. Using colour pencils, your choice of colour
  4. Demonstration of how to japanize the prime colours and combine them into the composition
  5. Colouring+ process
  6. Out-lining and dots
  7. Fine-tuning + creating the title + adding the name (plus stamp)
  8. Finissage presentation
  9. Q&A time


Rie Takeda : 
Rie started practicing calligraphy at the age of five under the creative supervision of her grandmother, a distinguished “GAYU-Ryu” calligrapher. Later she completed the master of the Gayu calligraphy school in Japan.

Rie’s most representative work is a collection of her ‘Painted Poems’ series. ‘Painted Poems’ radiates with an embrace of unified harmony, striving to create a Natsukashii feeling~a warm nostalgia paired with the momentum of the here and now. Original poems pour into calligraphic design compositions, flowing with rich colours, patterns and an atmospheric spirit. The art of calligraphy, traditional craftsmanship, symbolism, Wabi-Sabi and Haiku-inspired poetry are all interlaced in her collection.

In addition, Rie produces calligraphy works, collages, print designs and works in Body-Art. She works on several projects, collaborations from game companies like Sega to the fashion brands including Kin by John Lewis, Desmond and Dempsey.

She’s been teaching the art of Shodo with her original mindfulness-based-method for 15 years.



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