まねき猫 (Maneki Neko)
Designer: HelloHollow PrintsLand
Description: Fans who have been following our Conversations blog might remember that a couple of years back, we had a visit from a young couple from Hong Kong. They had brought some blocks for us to do some trial printing (this was the parody image of Hatsune Miku).
That project still hasn't managed to see the light of day (it will come one day!), but in the meantime, they have worked on other projects, one of which is this wonderful little Maneki Neko (Beckoning Cat).
They do the design stage together, he then cuts the blocks, and she does the printing.
We are very happy to be able to have this precious little item in our catalogue!
Here's a quick snapshot taken near a desk lamp ... you can see the vivid embossing they have created on this print ...
.... and when we turn it over, you can see that they have used the kime-dashi "pushing out from the reverse side" technique to create those effects.
For the present, they have created a number of different background colours for this print. If you have a preference, let us know on the order page (but as this is currently just a small test run, we might be out of the one you want ... please let us know if that would be a problem ...)
The print uses metallic pigments, and (almost invisible here) some nunome-zuri (printing in imitation of fabric texture) ...
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