Asakusa print shop closes ... not us ... the other one!

Posted by Dave Bull on March 19, 2021 [Permalink]

Our Asakusa shop opened back in late 2014, and grew vigorously over the next few years. We weren't the only print shop in the area; Sakai Kokodo - in business since the Meiji period - had a shop in the main Nakamise street, the row of shops leading up to Sensoji temple.

A couple of years after we opened, the owner of that shop paid us a courtesy visit one day, and as it turned out, that happened to be quite a gang-buster day for us; I barely had time to chat with him because we were so busy. It seems that he must have gone away thinking to himself, "Hmm .... ", because some months later, his company opened a second shop just a few doors away from us, in the next block.


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Time for a 'different' video ...

Posted by Dave Bull on February 7, 2021 [Permalink]

Video alert! It has only been a week or so since the previous video upload, but this one is something completely different, so there is no overlap. There is totally no printmaking content ... the video title says it all ...


 

New David's Choice video!

Posted by Dave Bull on January 30, 2021 [Permalink]

Our newest YouTube video has just been uploaded. This one is an in-depth look at the Mokuhankan Collection ... our treasure trove of beautiful Japanese prints!


 

Year-end update video ...

Posted by Dave Bull on December 14, 2020 [Permalink]

It's mid-December, so time for the Mokuhankan update video ... the good, the bad, (but hopefully no ugly ...) :-)


 

Video supplement ...

Posted by Dave Bull on October 21, 2020 [Permalink]

Supplementary video on the Tōkaidō prints ...

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New video!

Posted by Dave Bull on October 12, 2020 [Permalink]

Let’s take a trip down the Tōkaidō!

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Update on the building situation …

Posted by Dave Bull on September 19, 2020 [Permalink]

It has been a few weeks since I made the long post here about the decisions facing me on our Asakusa building. But here on the six-month 'anniversary' of closing our shop, it's long past time for an update!

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A Tale of Two Birdies ...

Posted by Dave Bull on August 10, 2020 [Permalink]

I feel like I'm standing in a little clearing in the middle of a vast forest, with a bunch of different paths leading off in different directions, and for the life of me, I can’t figure out which way to go.

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Introducing the Mokuhankan Collection!

Posted by Dave Bull on June 13, 2020 [Permalink]

A major new section of the website has come online!

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A Major Milestone Approaches

Posted by Dave Bull on June 8, 2020 [Permalink]

Almost 'silver' time!

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Seditious Beauty

Posted by Dave Bull on June 4, 2020 [Permalink]

New video this evening!

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Octopus and Diver Printing - part 4

Posted by Dave Bull on May 21, 2020 [Permalink]

The basic process of printing one colour ...

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Shipping update ...

Posted by Dave Bull on May 12, 2020 [Permalink]

Tons of prints are leaving here today!

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Old printing workshop

Posted by Dave Bull on May 6, 2020 [Permalink]

A very interesting old photo ...

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