Itow Takumi

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Itō Takumi (伊藤 卓美?, born in January 15, 1946 in the Miyagi Prefecture, Japan) is a prominent Japanese printmaker and president of the Japan Print Society. His artwork has been featured on Japan Post postage stamps as well as featured in exhibitions at the Library of Congress and the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts. Takumi currently teaches woodblock printing at Waseda University in Tokyo.

Takumi's interest in the woodblock printing began at a young age when his father, an painter, encouraged his study of the arts. Having a special interest in Japanese matsuri festivals and folk art, especially mingei, many of Takumi's prints explore the local cultures of Japan's rural areas, such as his own Miyagi Prefecture.


  • Akita, Manami. "'Asobi wa' Kyukyoku no Yorokobi." Hanga Geijutsu 118, December 2002: 58-61.
  • Yoshida, Shozo. "Tono Kitamami no Tohoku Minzoku Geino to Hangaka Itow Takumi." Gekkan Ashita, March 1987.

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