Japanese Artists


kamachiKAMACHI SEIJI is an outstanding Japanese graphic artist who has engraved, since 1980, about 100 ex libris mostly using the etching technique.

His works were present at the Japanese Bookplate Exhibition that took place in Ortona (Italy) in 1999.

Kamachi Seiji has entered several international graphic arts or ex libris competitions and has been awarded several prizes recognizing his artistic merits and skills:

  • 4th International miniature prints Exhibition (Seoul, KOREA)
  • 1st International miniature print Biennal (NewYork, U.S.A)
  • 4th International prints Biennal (Lubin, POLSKA) / Medals Prize Special Prize
  • 1st International prints Biennal (Qingdao, CHINA) / Bronze Prize

Member of Japan Print Association he is also the superintendant of DOUMU PRINT ART STUDIO, in Tokyo

Thanks are due to the Artist for his collaboration

Seiji Kamachi. 21 Exlibris by Seiji Kamachi, Volume 1, Tokyo International Museum of Exlibris, 1990

Formerly published at the The Art of the Ex Libris Blog, in June 2009


Aki Miyajima

Japanese Artists


Miss Aki Miyajima is a young Japanese graphic artist who took engraving lessons from artist Kamachi Seiji, founder of Doumu Print Art Studio, of Tokyo.

Her bookplate creations started only in 2001and she uses C3 or C3/C5 engraving techniques in her works.

One of her main influences is artist Inoue Alphonse. She has accepted comissions of booklates for Japan as well as Europe.


She is a member of Doumu Print Art Studio and of the Nippon Exlibris Association.

Thanks are due to the Artist for her kind collaboration

Domu Print Art Studio (Japan)

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