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.


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.

Photos from the solo exhibition ‘Finlandia Rhapsody’ at the Children’s Art Centre Pessi, Vantaa Finland

 10 September - 10 October 2015


Summer 2017 (dateTBA): The walk-in workshop for all age groups 

at the Great Court, the British Museum 

Sun 9 April 2017: Blind Embpssong Workshop at the Chester Beatty Libruary in Dublin

Sat 8 April 2017: Japanese Woosblock Printing Demonstration 

at the Chester Beatty Libruary in Dublin

Thu 23 & Fri 24 Feb 2017: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop for schools 

at the British Museum

Sat 4 Feb & Sat 11 Feb 2017: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking course for adults

at the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London

Thu 26 Jan 2017: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop for schools

at the British Museum

5 works featured in the Special feature on the RA Summer Exhibition by Saatchi Art Online

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