Motoharu Asaka, one of Japan's most renowned master ukiyoe woodblock carvers, will be visiting Berkeley and running a master seminar at Kala Art Institute. With over 45 years experience Asaka will demonstrate and teach traditional methods that have been practiced in Japan for the last 400 years. The scarcity of traditional woodblock carvers in today's modern world has driven Asaka to travel the world and spread the knowledge of these traditional techniques. The aim, to inspire a new generation of carvers. Asaka will print Hokusai's Great Wave off Kanagawa from pristine reproduction blocks that he has hand carved. Following, he will do a question and answer session on the subject of woodblock printmaking in Japan, with Louise Rouse (Adjunct Professor of printmaking at Temple University, Japan Campus) translating. Asaka will have his portfolio of works on display and available for purchase.