"The International Print Triennial in Kanagawa 2001" is running till Nov. 25 at the Kanagawa Kenmin Hall Gallery in Yokohama's Kannai district.

The aim of the exhibition's organizer, Kanagawa Arts Foundation, is to introduce modern prints from all over the world.

Hence, from about 5,000 submissions in all, the 203 pieces on show originate from no fewer than 85 countries and regions -- compared with 79 the last time around. Also, this year sees many more large pieces and computer-aided works.

This year, Pena Peralta Julio Cesar won the Grand Prize for his woodblock print "Rumberos del Momento." Born in Holguin, Cuba in 1969, Cesar is a member of the Graphic Experimental Workshop of Havana, with which he has traveled to France, England and Spain for group exhibitions.

A Japanese artist, Hisaharu Motoda, was placed joint second for his lithograph, "Landscape 282-01." Motoda is a graduate student of print at Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music.