For the Adachi Contemporary Ukiyo-e Award 2023, we are looking for 21st century ukiyo-e artists that depict "ukiyo” or “the current times.” Ukiyo-e prints, which are loved around the world as an iconic part of Japan, are produced through the collaboration of an artist, a carver, and a printer. Hokusai and Hiroshige, among others, were ukiyo-e artists called “eshi,” who were specialists in creating sketches for ukiyo-e prints. The ukiyo-e they created were truly mirrors of the times, reflecting social conditions and historical backgrounds. Since 2009, the Adachi Contemporary Ukiyo-e Award has produced woodcut prints based on the works that the winners created. This is an opportunity to become an ukiyo-e artist like Hokusai and create works in collaboration with modern-day carvers and printers.
1st prize: 300,000 yen, 2nd prize: 150,000 yen, 3rd prize: 50,000 yen (1st and 2nd winners works will be made as woodcut prints)