“HIROYUKI DOI Pen & Art 2023 Art Making Workshop” led by Hiroyuki Doi and Yoshiko Otsuka

Create your own artwork! Discover yourself!

Pre-Registration Required. Yoshiko Otsuka Fine Art International

“HIROYUKI DOI Pen & Art 2023 Art Making workshop” led by Hiroyuki Doi and Yoshiko Otsuka; See more details in Japanese. 日本語でのイベント情報はこちら

This is our 11th “Art Making Workshop” in Chuo City Marugoto Museum.

Japanese chef turned self-taught artist, HIROYUKI DOI draws many small circles on washi, Japanese handmade paper to create his mesmerizing Circle Drawings. Through his artworks, DOI tries to express human dialog, the co-existence of living creatures, the soul and peace.

Since 2001 when his artworks were shown at the Outsider Art Fair in New York, he has received critical recognition in the US, Europe, Australia and Japan. HIROYUKI DOI’s artworks were exhibited at American Folk Art Museum (New York), Halle Saint Pierre (Paris), La Maison Rouge (Paris), the Museum of Everything (London, Torino, Paris, Hobart), Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Vassar College (Poughkeepsie), Pen Station Museum (Tokyo), Intuit: the Center for Intuitive and Outsider Art (Chicago), the Menil Collection (Houston), the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Sheboygan), Collection de l’Art Brut (Lausanne), Tokyo Shibuya Koen-dori Gallery (Tokyo), Cincinnati Art Museum (Cincinnati) and auctioned at Christie’s New York.

Roberta Smith (2002) of The New York Times says, “ …They are delicate, mesmerizing and unusually beautiful…” on Hiroyuki Doi’s artworks.
Roberta Smith (2002), “ART IN REVIEW; Hiroyuki Doi,” The New York Times, December 27, 2002. https://www.nytimes.com/2002/12/27/arts/art-in-review-hiroyuki-doi.html

In our workshop, participants see HIROYUKI DOI’s artworks, express their impressions of DOI's art, ask him questions, then observe how DOI creates small circles on washi and create their own artworks using the same pen and washi DOI uses.
Finally, participants share each other’s artworks and express their own art making processes freely.

A short film, “HIROYUKI DOI: The World of Circles” shows how DOI creates his artworks and also his recent artworks. https://youtu.be/yfbXr8dGgIU

Yoshiko Otsuka is happy to serve as a facilitator for the workshop.
We look forward to seeing you.

Yoshiko Otsuka, Facilitator for the workshop

Supported by Chuo City in Tokyo, Chuo Cultural and International Exchange Association, OZU WASHI and PILOT CORPORATION.

◉Free of charge.
◉COVID-19 is still here so please wear a mask in the workshop.
Thank you very much.

◎Pre-registration Required.


Saturday, November 4, 2023 (15:30 - 17:00)


Elementary school 1st grade children to Adults (Japanese or English speaking people ) up to 11 persons.


OZU WASHI 3-6-2 Nihonbashi Honcho, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo


Nearby Stations

7-minute walk from Mitsukoshimae Station on Subway Ginza Line and Subway Hanzomon Line. Exit A5.
2-minute walk from Shin-Nihonbashi Station on JR Sobu Express Line. Exit 5.
5-minute walk from Kodenmacho Station on Subway Hibiya Line. Exit 3.

How to apply

After Friday, September 15, 2023 11:00 a.m., please email us at Yoshiko Otsuka Fine Art International (E-mail: yoshikootsukajapan@gmail.com  Attn.: Otsuka)

Please note participant’s name, age (grade), address, telephone number and email address.

The first 11 persons can join our workshop.


Yoshiko Otsuka Fine Art International
E-Mail: yoshikootsukajapan@gmail.com
Attn.: Otsuka
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