Shinkichi Numabe

I was never in doubt as to who to select for the man to do the first printing jobs for Mokuhankan. Numabe san is not only my age (to within a couple of weeks!), but also shares my concern for the current state of our craft. He too, is disappointed with what he sees becoming the 'normal' standard these days, and is intent on doing what he can to maintain improve standards.

His main day-to-day work is done in the studio of the Yoshida family, where he works on printing their editions (these days mostly prints designed by the late Toshi Yoshida), but he also takes on 'outside' work, and is perhaps best known for being the main printer of English printmaker Paul Binnie's editions.