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Mainzer Impuls

Apr. 19, 2022 (Sat) - Jul. 24, 2022 (Sun)
10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)

The Mainzer Impuls, initiated in 2020 by the Gutenberg Museum in Mainz, Germany, is a statement that calls for cooperation to preserve the letterpress culture, which is going extinct.

Letterpress printing, which was invented by Johannes Gutenberg in the 15th century, drove the information revolution and fundamentally changed the way we communicate. No other invention can be compared to printing in terms of its impact on the world.

With the advance of digital media, the culture and technology of letterpress printing are rapidly being lost. The City of Mainz and the Gutenberg Museum launched the Mainzer Impuls to draw attention to the imminent loss of these important craft techniques.

The Printing Museum, Tokyo, endorses this statement, and to promote the project in Japan, hosts the Mainzer Impuls Exhibition. The exhibition explains how Gutenberg contributed to the development of letterpress printing in the West, and introduces the Gutenberg Museum, the initiator of the Mainzer Impuls.


Apr. 19, 2022 (Sat) - Jul. 24, 2022 (Sun)


Mondays, Jul. 19, 2022
*Open, however, Jul. 18, 2022


10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)


Adults: 400 yen
University students: 200 yen
High school students: 100 yen
*You can also visit the General Exhibition by paying the above admission fee.
*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people
*Junior high school students and younger / ages 70 and over: free
*Those with a Handicapped Person's Passbook, their helper can enter the Museum free of charge.


Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Inc., Gutenberg Museum, Mainz

Exhibits and installation view

Mainzer Impuls
Apr. 19, 2022 (Sat) - Jul. 24, 2022 (Sun)
10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
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