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William Francis Visits Mokuhankan

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:20 AM, February 2, 2018

William Francis joins our printers in the printing room, getting some advice from David Bull and other staff as he gets to work printing. It's an exciting time for Japanese woodblock printmaking, as more and more people produce new and exciting designs!
See more of what William Francis is up to on his Instagram account here


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NHK Programme Featuring Dave Being Rerun

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:15 AM, February 2, 2018

Hello! Cameron here. Last year in April, David Bull was in a program on NHK here in Japan called, "I love TOKYO〜A Woodblock Artist in Asakusa".
Because it was so popular, it's getting run again on TV and online early in February!
NHK World: 2/7 (Wed) 8:30 am, 14:30, 21:30
2/8 (Thur) 2:30 am
NHK BS1: 2/9 (Fri) 3:30 am
All these times are Japan times, of course. You can tune in via NHK World's Live Stream or Video on Demand.

nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/tv/schedule/


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"Art of the Game" out on iTunes

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 9:08 AM, January 30, 2018

"Art of the Game", the documentary about David Bull, Jed Henry and Ukiyo-e Heroes, is out TODAY (January 30) on iTunes!


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New Japanese Facebook Page and Shop

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:59 AM, January 23, 2018

Hello everyone! Cameron here. I just wanted to let you know that we have a new Japanese Facebook page over here.

So if you read Japanese or have some friends in Japan who might be interested in learning a bit more about Mokuhankan, feel free to share this new page.

We also have a new Japanese online shop. where our staff members are writing blog posts (Japanese only, sorry!) and you can browse our inventory


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Our Star Printers

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:55 AM, January 17, 2018

Today’s results! Two of our young star printers … and the work they have turned in to me this afternoon.

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Skype Session with William and Jed

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:42 AM, January 16, 2018

This morning, Dave had a fun time Skyping with William Francis and Jed Henry about all sorts of stuff - perhaps even things that may be announced next month......

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Art of the Game Available for Pre-order on Itunes

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 7:59 AM, January 16, 2018

The documentary "ART OF THE GAME: Ukiyo-e Heroes" is now available for pre-order on iTunes in the US, Canada, and Australia

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Woodblock Print - start to finish

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:29 AM, January 8, 2018

Video update! Get your popcorn ready … this is an epic!

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Special Live Stream coming up tomorrow ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 8:03 PM, January 7, 2018

The Twitch stream for this upcoming Monday morning (that’s Tokyo time - it will be Sunday afternoon/evening for most overseas viewers) will be a bit of an experiment. We’re going to try doing it ‘Bob Ross style’ … meaning that I will be making a woodblock print from start to finish - raw wood, right to finished print - in a single stream while people watch.

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Ukiyo-e Heroes Book - Part 1

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 7:57 AM, January 4, 2018

Video alert! Part 1 in what will (probably) be a quick two-part series showing the production of the bound Ukiyo-e Heroes books

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Legendary Loot! gets under way tomorrow ...

Posted in General Interest by Dave Bull at 4:13 PM, December 31, 2017

Our new subscription series for 2018 - Legendary Loot! - kicks off tomorrow morning, January 1st.

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Train Delay

Posted in General Interest by Dave at 8:17 AM, December 6, 2017

Good morning! Cameron here today. Japan is an interesting place!

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