"Imprint" MACHIDA 2020
From Stranger to Neighbor: Machida seen from the "artists"

Planned Exhibition

Depending on the spread of the coronavirus infection, services may be cancelled or altered.


Agung Prabowo “At the Gate of Fate” Linocut reduction print on hand-made recycled paper, 2018, Property of the artist

Indonesia’s nova artist Agung Prabowo "Agugn" is coming!


"Imprint" MACHIDA is an exhibition series that has been held since 2017 towards the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games. As a comprehensive compilation of the series, this exhibition showcases artworks and self-produced works by “people who reside (artists and citizens that are based in Machida)”, and creations by “people who come (artists who are invited by us)”. Our aim is to depict the city of Machida through printings, mainly wood-block prints.
Furthermore, we have invited up-and-coming artist Agung Prabowo from Indonesia, for which the city of Machida is designated as a host town, as a guest artist for the finale of this series. His masterpieces will be shown for the first time in Japan, along with his new works derived by exploring the inner-city of Machida.

Participating Artists and Highlights

People Who Come - Strangers

In addition to the three artists previously invited to the "Imprint" MACHIDA series, young Indonesian artist Agung Prabowo will visit Japan in 2020!
Artworks by these invited artists under the theme of nature, culture and the history of Machida will be showcased all together.

Invited artist 2020: Agung Prabowo (Theme: City)

Agung Prabowo "AGUGN" (born in 1985)
Born in Bandung, Indonesia, resides in Ubud, Bali. Studied Graphic Arts in Faculty of Art and Design of Bandung Institute of Technology. His insightful works utilizing linocut (printmaking technique using linoleum for a relief surface) have been highly acclaimed globally. Worked on the wall painting in Facebook Jakarta Office.

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“chillax #1” Offset-lithography and linocut reduction print on hand-made recycled paper, 2016, Property of the artist


“I & I” Linocut reduction print on hand-made recycled paper, 2019, Property of the artist


“Unravel 3” Linocut reduction print on hand-made recycled paper, 2018, Property of the artist


“Digital Memory” Installation, 2019, Property of the artist

Nagasawa Takahiro (Invited in 2017, Theme: Sports)


From “FC Machida Zelvia in Art!”
“vs Renofa Yamaguchi J2 Match 40 November 10, 2019” Pen, colored pencil on paper, 2019, Property of the artist

Araki Tamana (Invited in 2018, Theme: Memories)


“Tamamayu・k” Etching, Ganpi-zuri (chine collée) on paper
paper/Paper, 2018, Property of the artist

Tanaka Sho (Invited in 2019, Theme: Nature)


“The Miraculous Origins of the Great Machida Styrax Japonica” Woodcut on washi paper 2019, Property of the artist


Tanaka Sho and audience of "Imprint" MACHIDA 2019
“The Miraculous Origins of the Great Machida Styrax Japonica Picture Scroll”
Woodcut (wood block from Serigaya Park Styrax Japonica), ganbi-zuri (chine collée) on washi paper 2019, Property of the artist

People Who Reside - Neighbors

Artists residing in Machida have been expressing “the city they live in” by prints. Artworks derived from their daily lives are exhibited.
In addition, by widely recognizing block-print artworks as a type of printing matters, self-produced free newspapers and magazines issued by local citizens are introduced in this exhibition. We also focus on activities of local people who have been developing the culture of Machida (the city they live in), not limited to just professional “artists”.

Wakabayashi Isamu (born in Machida, 1936)


“Sakai River V” Etching on paper, 1991, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts

Akasegawa Genpei (resides in Machida since 1984)


“A Record of the Wind” offset print and letterpress on paper, 1988, Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts

Free newspapers


“Kuni-Maga:Kodomonokuni Station Area” Entertainment Magazine (Kuni-Maga editorial department, continuously published since 2013),
Property of the publisher

History of the "Imprint" MACHIDA Series

In this exhibition series, we have been inviting young artists who create print arts as their main works every year, and introducing their new artworks inspired by the city of Machida. Our aims are to pass the various images of Machida through artists’ eyes down the generations, and imprint such images in people’s hearts who were involved in this exhibition series.

Previous featured artists

2017: Nagasawa Takahiro (Theme: Sports)

"Imprint" MACHIDA 2017 Artist, Nagasawa Takahiro

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2018: Araki Tamana (Theme: Memories)

"Imprint" MACHIDA 2018 Araki Tamana - Spinning cocoon memories

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2019: Tanaka Sho (Theme: Nature)

"Imprint" MACHIDA 2019 Tanaka Sho - The Miraculous Origins of the Great Machida Styrax Japonica

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Exhibition Details























Duration Saturday, April 11 Tuesday, April 14 – Sunday, June 28, 2020
Closed days Mondays and Thursday, May 7
*Open Monday, May 4 (public holiday)
VenueSpecial Exhibition Room 1&2
Organizers Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Tokyo Shimbun
Supporter Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia
Cooperation Garuda Indonesia, FC Machida Zelvia
Sponsor Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities
Admission fees Adults ¥900 (¥700), University and high school students ¥450 (¥350), Junior high school students and younger free of charge
*Fees shown in parentheses are for groups of 20 or more.
*Half price for visitors who bring a Physical Disability Certificate, Rehabilitation Certificate, or Mental Disability Certificate, and one person accompanying them.
*Free admission on Saturday, April 11 (the first day of the exhibition) and Sunday, April 19 (the opening day of the museum).
*Free admission for visitors aged 65 or older on the fourth Wednesday of every month (Silver Day): April 22, May 27 and June 24.

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Events

Artist Talk

Sunday, April 12  Agung Prabowo (interpreted, approx. 60 min)

Due to the spread of the coronavirus infection, this event is altered.

Sunday, May 31   Tanaka Sho (approx. 30 min)
Saturday, June 6  Nagasawa Takahiro
          *After talk events, participants will visit local shopping area of Machida
          that was painted by the artists. (Approx. 60 min in total)
Sunday, June 28  Araki Tamana (approx. 30 min)
*Each event starts from 14:00
Please prepare your admission ticket, and make your way to the entrance of Special Exhibition Room 1 on 2F.

The four artists who have been invited to the "Imprint" MACHIDA series from 2017 to 2020 will talk about their artworks inspired by the city of Machida.

Machida・Free Newspaper・Gathering

Saturday, May 23, from 14:00
Members: Editorial desks of La Gazzetta dello MACHIDA, Kuni-Maga, Tamagawa Tsubame Tsushin, Lovefami
*Please prepare your admission ticket, and make your way to the entrance of Special Exhibition Room 1 on 2F.

Four free newspaper publishers based in Machida and surrounding areas gather to talk about their latest activities. Must-see event for people who want to create their own free newspaper!

Gallery Talks by the Curator

Saturday, April 18 and Saturday, June 20
*Each session starts from 14:00 (approx. 30 min)
Please prepare your admission ticket, and make your way to the entrance of Special Exhibition Room 1 on 2F.

Learn How Reduction Print is Made!

Saturday, April 11, 13:00 - 15:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
*No booking is required, free to enter/leave *Free of charge
*Interpreted *Booking for practice course is now closed

“Reduction print” is a unique printing technique to create colorful printings by progressively carving the same block. Visitors can observe trainees making reduction print pictures in practical courses conducted by Agung Prabowo.


Due to the spread of the coronavirus infection, this workshop is cancelled.

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◆Related Events/MACHIDA Blitz “Mori no Rutsubou - Play, Draw, Dance” Open-air Concert

May 4 (Monday, public holiday)
Organizer Kodomo Hiroba Asobe Kodomotachi
Venue Entrance Hall of Machida City Museum of Graphic Arts, Serigaya Park, Serigaya Bouken Asobiba
Contact Okamoto 090-7819-5965

Please enjoy rindik (Indonesian musical instrument) performance and other entertainments.
Please visit the website of Serigaya Bouken Asobiba for more information.

Cultural Program Special Event

Indonesia Fair

Saturday, May 16 and Sunday, May 17

Please enjoy traditional Indonesian dancing, gamelan concert and shopping at a temporary store.

Also Showing

Munakata Shiko and Buddhist Prints
Saturday, April 4 - Sunday, June 28, 2020 Rotating exhibition (Collection Room)
*Free admission



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