A Japan Journey

A collaboration between Jed Henry and Dave Bull's Mokuhankan

A new direction!

After six years of producing subscription prints based on Jed Henry's Ukiyo-e Heroes concept, Dave and Jed created something completely different in 2019 - a Japanese landscape series!

The two of them had been planning this idea for a long time - to make a series of prints in the shin-hanga fashion, rather than the old ukiyo-e. Richer colour textures, more gradations, a more 'photographic' style ... these are hallmarks of the style, which developed in the first half of the 20th century.

Is the series a 'Famous Views of Japan'? That wasn't the idea. Although the initial print is a very recognizable location, most of the images were based on places or scenes that caught Jed's eye while he was over here on sketching trips (he has come every year recently for this ...). They are 'casual' scenes, some urban, some rural. The set of prints does follow a basically seasonal approach though, starting and ending in winter, and passing through the year 'in time' with the natural calendar here.

The prints are slightly larger than the Japanese traditional hagaki size: 12.5 x 17 cm (approximately 5 x 7 inches).

Check out the video at the bottom of this page, introducing the series ...

Please join us on this beautiful Journey!


The Set of Prints ...


Storage/Display

"How do I store my prints? How can I display them? Do I need to buy frames?" are some of the questions we receive about our subscription print sets, and after much experimentation and research, we have the answer to all those questions in one neat package - our combination storage/display box (shown at the top of this page).

The box is an optional purchase - typically ordered together with the first print in the set, but also available later as an 'add-on' option. Each box has room for the complete set of 12 prints in this series, and incorporates a display stand with acrylic dustcover. Rotate the prints frequently (and don't place it where direct sunlight will fall on the print surface), and you have the perfect solution for both long-term storage, and daily enjoyment of your collection! Here is a page with more photos and complete information.



Packaging/Shipping

If you are concerned about how safe the prints might be while being shipped to you, please have a look at how our shipping/packaging works!


The YouTube that introduced the series:

A video showing the complete stages of printing on one of the designs:


We hope you will consider collecting this interesting set of prints!