This October, the famed Japanese artist Tatsuteru Kimijima brought a group of Japanese students on a visit to the New York City campus of the New York Film Academy (NYFA).
To the delight of NYFA’s leadership, Mr. Kimijima, a true living legend in the art of Japanese woodcut, announced that he has dedicated NYFA as a major collaborator of his recent exhibitions held in New York at the Flusso Gallery.
“We feel privileged to be associated with this great man of honor and talent,” stated NYFA Executive Vice President David Klein.
Mr. Kimijima is credited in the Guinness Book of World Records has having made the largest-ever woodblock print. That print is titled “Banga-Cosmo 242.”
Mr. Kimijima’s record-holding work measures a remarkable 400.73 m² (4313.4 ft²), and was completed by the master in November 2014 after four years of work in Hiroshima, Japan.
The artist has moved to Hiroshima to spread the message of world peace through his work.