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Hand Saw Press

Drop-in Riso Zine Studio

Artistic Direction: Hand Saw Press

A pop-up studio for making your own zine

Hand Saw Press is a DIY studio space in the west Tokyo district of Musashi Koyama where people can use a Risograph, a type of digital duplicator similar to a mimeograph. The venue hosts regular printing and woodwork workshops, live music events, readings, and more, forming a diverse creative hub whose facilities, tools, and know-how are available to members of the public to use. During F/T19, a special printing studio by Hand Saw Press is open in Toshima ward. Anyone can drop in and try making his or her own zine. Creating and exchanging zines, the space functions as a place for artists, locals, and everyone in the city to come into contact with new ideas and aspects of culture through printing.


Event Hand Saw Press “Drop-in Riso Zine Studio”

10/12 (Sat) – 11/10 (Sun)
Thursdays, Saturdays, Sundays, National Holidays: 14:00–19:00
Tuesdays: 18:00–22:00
Zines can be made during the above times.
Thursdays: 20:00–22:00 BAR ZINE (talks and events with the members of Hand Saw Press and other guests; details TBA)

Venue Drop-in Riso Zine Studio
3-55-1 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0005


30 sheets of A4/A4 paper (per person and session on a single day): free
60 sheets: ¥500, 100 sheets: ¥1,000
Users can select their paper and make their own zine with the digital duplicator on site.
Payment by cash only.
Fees may change for workshops, talks, and other events.


Drop-in Riso Zine Studio

  • 3-55-1 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170-0005

Artist Profile

Hand Saw Press

Hand Saw Press is a DIY space for workshops and events, equipped with a Risograph printing press and woodworking tools. It was opened in 2018 in Musashi Koyama by the architect Shinsuke Kanno (AM-A-LAB), spatial designer Ryoko Ando (Design Musica), and restaurant owner and editor Akinobu Oda (map/Nagi Shokudo).

Cast & Creative

Artistic Direction: Hand Saw Press
In special cooperation with RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION