New 'ramble' video!

Posted by Dave Bull on August 14, 2018 [Permalink]

A new video has just gone up to YouTube; the first of a two-part set that will cover my early beginnings in woodblock printmaking, and focusses on the first prints I ever bought - a set of four designs based on the old novel 'Genji Monogatari'. They were designed by Okada Yoshio, and published by the Yuyudo Company in Tokyo in the late 1970s.


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Video preparation ...

Posted by Dave Bull on August 8, 2018 [Permalink]

The next YouTube presentation is so long in coming! Building the new shop has of course been the main reason for the delay, but with that work now basically done, I have got to get back to video work!


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Genre dividers ... at last!

Posted by Dave Bull on July 31, 2018 [Permalink]

There is a somewhat embarrassing component to this post ... it exposes just how badly I can procrastinate sometimes! But let's get it over with ... I can now announce that finally - after four years of 'thinking about it' - we have finally created a set of 'genre dividers' for the woodblock prints in our shop!


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New Ukiyo-e Hero Coming Along Nicely

Posted by Cameron Hilker on July 30, 2018 [Permalink]

Over the weekend, Suga-san made progress on a batch of test prints, so we snapped some pictures of a rare combination of people: the publisher, carver, and printer all in one place!


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Block-less Snow Technique

Posted by Cameron Hilker on July 26, 2018 [Permalink]

Suga-san adds snow to the "Winter Ferry" design from the Mystique of the Japanese Print series.

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Large Flea Market Prints

Posted by Cameron Hilker on July 26, 2018 [Permalink]

Dave continues to find beautiful prints for the Flea Market.

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Ayumi Ohashi Visited

Posted by Cameron Hilker on July 26, 2018 [Permalink]

Our printer Ayumi Ohashi came for a visit to Mokuhankan, despite being on maternity leave. It was great to see her!

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Gold Flakes by Rei

Posted by Cameron Hilker on July 24, 2018 [Permalink]

This week, our newest in-house printer Rei learned a new technique – how to add gold flakes to our Red Dragonfly print!

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'Lost' Hasui Print - Found!

Posted by Cameron Hilker on July 17, 2018 [Permalink]

One of our collectors recently acquired a set of woodblocks for a Hasui design that has not been printed in many years and asked us to put together a new edition.

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Ready to go ... 'after'

Posted by Dave Bull on July 10, 2018 [Permalink]

The prints are now installed in the shop ... ready for tomorrow's Opening!

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Ready to go ... 'before'

Posted by Dave Bull on July 10, 2018 [Permalink]

Today was moving day for the Asakusa shop!

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Construction Update June 28 2018

Posted by Cameron Hilker on June 28, 2018 [Permalink]

June is almost over, and our new shop is moving along very nicely!

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Share Certificate Ships!

Posted by Dave Bull on June 14, 2018 [Permalink]

The Share Certificates have now shipped ...

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Print Party video!

Posted by Dave Bull on May 29, 2018 [Permalink]

A special new video has just gone up to our YouTube channel … and it’s a good one … Print Party + Festival!

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