Welcome to Hiroko Imada's Official Site

Hiroko is a painter, printmaker, and installation artist.  She has been a member of Make Space Studios in London 

and is a member of the Japan Artists Association and the International Association of Art.



                                                                                      ©Kalory Photo & Video

Photos from Hokusai: Making Waves event, the Interactive Installation work 

at the Great Court, The British Museum, London

 29 May- 2 June 2017 



Fri 6 Apr 2018 : Teen’s Workshop ( Blind Embossing & Card-making)

Sat 7 & Sun 8 Apr 2018 : Sumizuri-e and Hanging Scrolls

at the Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Irland 

Fri 13 Apr - Sat 26 May 2018 : Artist in Residence

Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China

Wed 20 Jun 2018 from 2 to 3.30PM : Artist Demonstration

at SOAS University of London

Tue 28 - Fri 31 Aug 2018: Japanese Woodblock Black & White Printmaking and Hanging Scroll Making

at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London

Thu 4 - Tue 30 Oct 2018 : Solo Exhibition at Swary Gallery London, London

To find out the details of exhibitions, workshops and events, 

please go to News or http://www.facebook.com/hirokoimada.uk

Creative Video Campaign shot for Vertu’s Aster Yosegi Wood filmed by the Kalory Agency 

HIROKO IMADA      Creating a work of art


Vertu commissioned Japanese artist, Hiroko Imada, to develop the campaign visual concept for Aster Yosegi Wood. Born in Tokyo, Hiroko studied at the Tokyo Zokei University and later at the Slade School of Fine Art (University College London). She has a unique talent in blending traditional Japanese artistic methods with modern technology to create something completely unique. These skills along with her experience in Japanese woodblock Printmaking, and Paper installation using her own Japanese handmade paper, make her the perfect artist to collaborate with as we launch the Aster Yosegi Wood.

Vertu invited Hiroko to develop the campaign visual concept for Aster Yosegi Wood because we wanted to work with a Japanese artist to create a piece of work inspired by the Yosegi wood pattern, which is based on bamboo weaves and fishnets. We chose to collaborate with Hiroko as her wood block printing techniques originated in the Edo Period, the same era as that which the Yosegi craftsmen started working. The resulting piece depicts a beautiful, traditional bamboo grove and was produced using a printing method called 'lithography on plywood', which was invented in Japan.




      © Hiroko Imada 2009