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Inside the workshop

About Masashi Ozaki Print Studio


In 1975, Ozaki established Print House OM, the predecessor of the current workshop. Since then, we have operated a general print studio for approximately 40 years, with the main purpose of supporting artists' print production, including publishing prints, operating galleries, training future printers, and establishing a workshop as a members-only print production studio. It's been going on for 50 years.

In September 2016, upon moving to Komaoka, Tsurumi-ku, Yokohama, we changed the name to Masashi Ozaki "Hanga" Print Studio, and began new activities to realize the print studio that was the ideal of the printer Ozaki.

With the relocation of the workshop workshop, we have made the workshop more authentic. In addition to producing lithographs using aluminum plates, we can now produce full-fledged lithographs using the large amount of lithograph stones we have in our workshop. Copperplate prints can be produced in all sizes, from small book sizes to large formats.

slate stone carving
roller and ink

The history of Masashi Ozaki/Masashi Ozaki "Hanga" Print Studio

September 2016






Upon relocation to Komaoka, Tsurumi Ward, Yokohama City, the name was changed to Masashi Ozaki Print Studio, and new activities began to realize the print studio that was the ideal of the printer Ozaki.

Awarded the title of Craftsman Meister by Yokohama City.

After returning to Japan, established print studio Print House O.M.

In addition to engaging in printmaking for famous domestic and international artists, he also strives to teach and train younger generations.

Dispatched to Paris for training as the first printer to receive overseas training for artists dispatched by the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Engaged in the production of representative European painters such as Miro, Tapies and Kiyoshi Hasegawa.

Moved to Tokyo after graduating from high school. Joined the Japan Artists Federation Special Print Studio
Begins as a professional lithograph and copperplate printer

By the time he was 12 years old, he had already surpassed his father technically, and his admiration for Western printmaking techniques increased during his rebellious period.

While in high school, he went to a printing factory at night, worked as an apprentice printer on weekdays, and learned basic lithographic printing techniques on weekends.

Born in Sapporo as the eldest son of woodblock print artist Shiro Ozaki, his vocation is to be a printmaker.

Even before I could remember, I received strict instruction in woodblock printing techniques from my father.

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