Go to the Painting School

The story...


carte_3In the Japanese countryside, less than a couple hundred years ago, was a young disciple of the great Hokusai. Among the most talented painters of the country, he had picked a mere four of them. 

As one of the chosen painters, they all knew that despite having to deal with Hokusai’s madness, they would still benefit from his genius. What they weren’t prepared for, however, was the competition that the great master had prepared for them…

Follow his teachings to expand your studio and paint your preferred subjects (Trees, Animals, Characters, Buildings), all while paying attention to the changing of the seasons in order to make the most harmonious print… the one that will become the work of your lifetime!

Improve your Studio and assign your Brushes to the Landscapes that inspire you to make the most beautiful Print. Focus on flora, fauna, portraits, architecture, or even seasons to gain your Diplomas. 

Try to obtain the greatest number of Harmony symbols to prove yourself worthy of the Grand Master Hokusai and win the game!


The end of the game happens when one of these two conditions is met: 

  1. The deck is empty. The game ends at the end of the round, when all players at school have taken lessons and put them into practice. 
  2. At the end of a complete round when one or more players have at least 11 cards in their Print.


Is Kanagawa not enough of a challenge for you mighty painter? 


LanternsTry Kanagawa: Yokai!

Kanagawa : Yokai is an expansion for Kanagawa and requires the base game to be played. 

Paint Kites, Lanterns, and Umbrellas in your Prints to earn new Diplomas. Beware of the malicious Yokai, who will try to steal your Harmony points at the end of the game.

The game’s stunning graphics will take you straight to 19th Century Japan. Hokusai’s world is represented fantastically and the game’s art is quite impressive! The game’s expansion is just as fun and beautiful to play. If you still don’t have enough, check our website for some special Kanagawa promos! 






Disclaimer: Playing this game may ignite in you a newfound passion for painting,

and you may feel the need to grab a brush and get started on your own masterpiece. 😉





Kanagawa and Kanagawa: Yokai

  • Illustrated by Jade Mosch
  • Bruno Cathala and Charles Chevalier
  • 2-4 players




{You read this far mighty painter? Send your best Kanagawa picture to info@iellogames.com to win 20 Storm promo tiles! May the best artist win! Results on 03/15/2021}



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