Welcome to Hiroko Imada's Official Site

Hiroko is a painter, printmaker, and site-specific installation artist. 

She is a member of the Japan Artists Association 

and the International Association of Art 

and regularly teaches at the Princes Foundation School of Traditional Arts and the British Museum. 

Solo Exhibition ‘Metamorphoses of Water’ at the Sway Gallery London starts from 30 Oct 2021

Book your slot for the Private View via info@sway-gallery.com

Private View on Fri 29 Oct: 6-8pm (Slot 6pm/6:30pm/7pm/7:30pm)

Metaporphoses of Water Flyer
Metamorphoses of Water Flyer Back2

24 June 2021: The Hollywood film ‘Fast and Furious 9’ released in the U.K. and Imada’s painting is in the film.   

F9 - Hiroko Imada - 2

Installation at the Wave Coventry, Jun-Jul 2021                                                                            



Artist Interview with Sway Gallery London

published on 19 March 2021 

30 Sep 2021 - 30 Jan 2022: A short film of Imada making a woodblock print inspired by Hokusai’s drawing runs at the exhibition ‘Hokusai: The Great Picture Book of Everything’ 

Wed 13 Oct - Wed 1 Dec 2021 (8 Wedesdays, 6:30 - 8:30pm):

Japanese Woosblock Printmaking: Black & White

at The Prince's Foundation School of Traditional Arts 

Fri 22 Oct - Fri 3 Dec 2021, Every Fridays for 7 weeks

Japanese Black & White Woosblock Printmaking course

The Hurlingham Club, London

(Please note this cours is for members of the Huriligham club only.)

Fri 29 Oct - Sat 27 Nov 2021: Solo Exhibition at Sway Gallery London, London

Thu 18 Nov 2021: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop for KS4 & KS5 

at the British Museum

Mon 29 Nov 2021: Japanese Woodblock Printkaing Workshop for Community Group

at the British Museum

Sat4 & Sun 5 Dec 2021: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop for Adults

Chester Beatty, Dublin

Thu 9 Dec 2021: Japanese Woodblock Printmaking Workshop for KS4 & KS5 

at the British Museum

Spring 2022 from 1 - 2PM: Lunchtime Lecture 

THe Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London

(Postponed to 2022, the new date TBA.)

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