A makerthon where Riso lovers from around the world, with their Risographs, will search for printed "illustrations". They'll all share the techniques their testing and at the end create a zine!

The theme of the first makerthon is "illustration". A MAKEATHON searching for Risograph "illustration" prints. Participants will share the techiniques their testing and print work for roughly 4 weeks, award completed works, and arrange them into a book.

At the HandSawPress Risograph studio in Tokyo's Fudomae, you can seek advise on anything from data creation to printing, so even beginners can participate. People from other Riso studios and overseas are of course welcome.

Entry Lecture  May 5 Sat.  ※we have stopped accepting any more applications because there is no more place available.

Step1 Production time

May 6 Sun. ~May 25 Fri 

Availability schedule of HandSawPress lithograph printing: 

5/12 (Sat) 12:00PM-5:00PM
5/13 (Sun) 1:00PM-5:00PM
5/17 (Thu) 12:00PM-6:00PM
5/20 (Sun) 12:00PM-7:00PM
5/24 (Thu) 12:00PM-6:00PM
5/25 (Fri)  12:00PM-6:00PM

For printing reservations and questions, please contact

*Work produced at other litho studios can also be entered.

Step2 Submition

Please upload your work to AWRD platform until May 25 Sat.

Step3 Review time

May 26 Sun.
*please enjoy through the web pages from overseas.

*Further details will be provided once applications are opened. Look forward to it!

Entry Lecture|

2018 May 5th Sat 15:30~18:30 
HandSawPress 5-23-17 Gotanda, Shinagawa, Tokyo

Entry 2000yen 

10 seats

please contact : ※we have stopped accepting any more applications because there is no more place available.


Akinobu Oda(map / HandSawPress)  

Began his career has a freelance write/editor for a music magazine. Later publishes the indie magazine (Sweet Dreams) with Norio Fukuda, operates the "compare notes" record label that produced artists such as Kazumi Nikaido and Shugo Tokumaru, and invites foreign artists to Japan. In December 2007, opens the meat and fish-free vegetarian restaurant "Nagi Shokudo". In 2016, he opens a second location in Musashi-Koyama. In February 2018, he opens the open DIY Risograph studio "HandSawPress". He also has credits for writing "Nagi Shokudo's Vegetable Recipes" and "Vegetable Kakuuchi Nagi Shokudo's Veggie Snacks".

Eunice Luk (Slow Editions)

A Canadian artist. Using a variety media and techniques, She transforms the thing around her into her own words. Her works have been exhibited at VACANT (Tokyo), UTRECHT (Tokyo), Printed Matter (New York), Walter Phillips Gallery (Banff), Art Metropole (Toronto), and other locations. Has regular exhibitions at art book fairs in New York, Los Angeles, and Tokyo via her publishing label Slow Editions.