Original hand pulled prints by Kyoko Imazu

Melbourne, Victoria · 168 Sales


Original hand pulled prints by Kyoko Imazu

Melbourne, Victoria 168 Sales On Etsy since 2009

5 out of 5 stars

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Printmaker based in Melbourne, Australia.

Kyoko Imazu

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Kyoko Imazu


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5 out of 5 stars

Nao. on 21 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars


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rizkat on 06 May, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

So beautiful—the photo doesn’t do it justice. There’s almost a velvety quality to the paper that makes the colors very rich and gives the image more depth. I’m hoping some of her cut paper work makes an appearance on Etsy soon!

Alison Pollock

Alison Pollock on 02 Apr, 2018

5 out of 5 stars

A beautiful piece from halfway round the world. Perfect, once framed, for my English farmhouse. Packaged brilliantly fir its travels and arrived within days. Recommend.

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Real and legendary creatures

I was born in Japan and relocated to Melbourne, Australia since 2002 where I work on prints such as etching and aquatint and bookbinding.

I have always loved drawing animals. In fact, I don’t remember any time when I wasn’t drawing animals, even as doodles in textbooks at school or on letters.
My mum loved animals, and I enjoyed showing off my drawings to her. Growing up, we always had pets: dogs, cats, fish, turtles. I watched any and all TV programs about animals. In a way, nothing’s changed in my practice since childhood.

As a child, I was convinced—and very scared—that there were Yōkai and other creatures lurking behind me or hiding in the dark corners of the house. They were as real as my dogs and cats, on the same level of existence.

I have also been fascinated by fantasies of small animals like cats, rabbits and rodents overthrowing society. My etchings and artist books ( and cut-paper installations ( are equally populated with real animals and legendary creatures from Japanese folklore, as well as fictional rabbits from novels and cartoons.

To get an incite into the exciting world of printmaking, my wonderful friend Rollo Pinsent created a video showing my work process which not only shows the creative process, but also demonstrates the intricacies of printmaking in general.

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  • Kyoko Imazu

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    I was born in Japan and have found myself residing in Melbourne, Australia since 2002 where I work on prints such as etching and aquatint and artist books.

Shop policies

Last updated on 30 December, 2014
Thank you for visiting my print shop.
All works are printed with utmost care using high quality archival printmaking papers and ink. I hope you enjoy!

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
If you are not happy with the print, please let me know and send it back to me within 30 days of purchase. Refund will be paid to you but all postage is non-refundable.
Paypal is my preferred method of payment, however, I accept money orders, Australian dollar cheques and direct bank transfer for Australian customers. Please contact me if you would like to arrange different methods of payments.
Please note that I can only send items once I can confirm the payment.
I'm posting the item within 2-3 days of your purchase as regular shipping which do not include tracking/insurance.
It usually takes 7-10 working days.
Your order may take longer than this depending on factors outside of my control (post office delays, etc.).

I cannot be held responsible for any lost, damaged or misplaced packages.
If you would like to upgrade your shipping service with tracking number or insurance, I can arrange it with an additional fee. Please email me at kyoko [!at] and I will calculate the cost for you.

For Australian customers, I can arrange a next day delivery service if you would like to receive an item quickly. Please let me know I will add extra in the postage.
Additional policies and FAQs
I'm very happy to make a custom print upon request.