Dear valued customers,


Please join us for a special dinner with Lynita Shimizu, the woodblock print artist.  We have received many praises about the beautifully sanguine woodblock prints that decorate the walls of Maeda Sushi.  We invited the artist responsible for all the work, to share the stories behind her unique art that combines centuries-old Japanese technique with Pennsylvanian sensitivities.  She will demonstrate how her prints are made, and guests are invited to try their hands at woodblock printing – and take the result home as a souvenir.  There will be hors d’oeuvre during her presentation, followed by a special course dinner.

Gion Festival by Lynita Shimizu 

Please RSVP; seating is very limited.


Where:  Maeda Sushi Restaurant – 530 Bushy Hill Rd. Simsbury, CT 06070

When:  April 2nd, 2009 (Thursday)

Time:  at 6:00 pm

Cost:  $50 per person for the dinner (drinks, gratuity, tax not included).


To reserve, please call Maeda Sushi (860) 651-4100,

Or e-mail:


Also, visit Ms. Shimizu’s internet homepage:  WWW.SHIMIZUWOODCUTS.COM




Lynita Kagarise Shimizu

Lynita Shimizu has been creating woodcuts using the Japanese techniques of moku hanga since the mid-seventies. Originally from Huntingdon, Pennsylvania, Lynita graduated with a Fine Arts major from Westminster College in 1974. Following a year at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she moved to Japan to concentrate on woodblock printmaking. During her four-year stay, she studied in Kyoto with an elderly master of traditional woodblock printmaking, Tomikichiro Tokuriki, and in Tokyo with contemporary printmaker, Yoshisuke Funasaka. From Japan, Lynita and her husband moved to River Edge, NJ, where they raised three sons.

Pictured art:  Gion Festival by Lynita Shimizu