'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. And big news … I didn’t make it! The 40-minute video was shot and produced in its entirety by staffer Cameron-san. He spent the past couple of weeks working with young printer Suga-san upstairs here, and I don’t think they missed any details of the process …


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Out in left field ...

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

At one point in the course of a Print Party, we have to show the guests how to hold the paper, and then how to take the image with the baren, our rubbing tool.

We place the barens on the right-hand side of the block, because of course most of our guests find it easier to reach out with that hand ...

Not this group! Meet Patrick Loyer and family ... all sinistral!


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Clock is ticking ...

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

We had a financial milestone the other day ... and here we are with another one coming up. Not financial this time ... it's just a 'round number' milestone.

Our YouTube views are about to roll over to a nice round number ... of 5 million!


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Another Milestone ...

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

Back when I was running this place as a purely personal business, I used to put the financial statements into the blog on a regular basis. Since the business has become wider in scope though - with other people's data (salaries, etc.) becoming part of it - I haven't had quite as much freedom to do that.

So although I can't totally share our expense data in detail, I have no problem at all with sharing the other side of the equations ... the income. And last Friday, we hit a little milestone that I think our fans might like to know about.


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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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The war begins ...

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

As frequent viewers of our Twitch channel well know, we have been having rodent trouble here at Mokuhankan recently.

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The new shutter is ready!

Posted by Dave Bull on September 11, 2018 [Permalink]

It has taken way too long to get this organised, but we finally got our new shutter graphic image 'uploaded' today ...

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Part two of the 'Beginnings' video is done!

Posted by Dave Bull on September 5, 2018 [Permalink]

Just a couple of weeks after Part One, the next part of the 'Beginnings' video is ready!

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YouTube comments ...

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

Recent YouTube comments ...

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New 'ramble' video!

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

A new video is up on YouTube ...

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Video preparation ...

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

The next YouTube video is almost ready ... here's a background view of the production process!

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Genre dividers ... at last!

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

We now have Genre Dividers in the shop, to help people see what kind of prints we have ...

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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 together!

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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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