Aoyama-san Making Blocks for Carving

Posted by Cameron Hilker on February 8, 2019 [Permalink]

Our carvers have been working their way quickly through wood blocks with so many projects going on, so we've run low on prepared blocks. Therefore, over the last few weeks, Aoyama-san has been preparing more woodblocks for us!


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Carving progress ...

Posted by Dave Bull on February 5, 2019 [Permalink]

It wasn't part of our original plan for me to carve this one, but we're kind of struggling to keep up with all the work here these days, so I had to step in to do some carving work on this year's subscription series.


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Every print is 'horrible'!

Posted by Dave Bull on February 2, 2019 [Permalink]

We're caught up! For the moment, at least ... The stunning response to this year's 'A Japan Journey' subscription series caught us a bit by surprise, but we have now basically caught up. A few days ago, the final batch of prints (to bring us to the current level of 200 monthly) was completed by Chiharu Kanai, who has been working for us for nearly five years. (She is currently working at home, as she is simultaneously caring for her infant son ...)

Here are a couple of quick photos taken the other day when her batch of prints arrived for checking:


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David's Choice #7 is now on YouTube

Posted by Dave Bull on February 2, 2019 [Permalink]

The next in the David’s Choice series has just been uploaded to YouTube! This episode shows and discusses a selection of small 'match label' woodblock prints from my collection, and we get to see some being made!


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2018 summary

Posted by Dave Bull on January 1, 2019 [Permalink]

A first look at last year's numbers ...

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New Subscription Series!

Posted by Dave Bull on December 26, 2018 [Permalink]

The YouTube video showing the new series for 2019 is now up!

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Doi-san's Book

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

Doi-san brought in an English book about woodblock prints he co-authored!

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Atelier Sento guests!

Posted by Dave Bull on October 6, 2018 [Permalink]

Heads up! Dave will be joined on the live stream on Monday morning (Tokyo time) by a couple of guests from France who are currently here in Japan working on design projects.

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Best of Japan!

Posted by Dave Bull on September 23, 2018 [Permalink]

I just received my copies of the latest guidebooks from Lonely Planet, and was very pleased to find that they are still featuring us prominently!

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'Times Burned Bright' video is ready!

Posted by Dave Bull on September 21, 2018 [Permalink]

The next video showing how our prints are made has just been uploaded to YouTube.

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Out in left field ...

Posted by Dave Bull on September 20, 2018 [Permalink]

An unusual combination of guests in one of our Print Parties!

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Clock is ticking ...

Posted by Dave Bull on September 18, 2018 [Permalink]

Our video views have reached a nice round milestone!

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Another Milestone ...

Posted by Dave Bull on September 17, 2018 [Permalink]

Here are a few graphs showing how we have been growing this year!

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Armoured defense

Posted by Dave Bull on September 15, 2018 [Permalink]

Building stronger defences against the invaders ...

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