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Medium size version series

 

Imperial Palace Double Bridge

The Imperial Palace Double Bridge is a symbol of the Imperial Palace and a bridge that connects the imperial family and the people.
I have written the footprints of various history.
Providing people with the same scenery for hundreds of years, it has become a staple of school trips and sightseeing in Tokyo.
In recent years, it has become a famous tourist spot for overseas tourists.
In addition, the beauty of the stone walls and stone bridges is a world-class work of art.
It is also a landscape that represents Japan.
The landscape has been precisely made into woodblock prints using traditional techniques that have continued from Ukiyo-e.
In addition to various techniques for faithful reproduction, the footprints of the Reiwa era are recorded.
It is a traditional woodblock print of a new era with a design added.

As an original drawing, the double bridge is first reflected on the surface of the water.
I took a picture, but the central part is a yagura.
To emphasize the castle, I replaced it with one from another image I toke, to have it looking bigger.

On the day of the coronation of Reiwa, the ceremony started in the afternoon.
The whole morning of that day, it was rainy, but when the ceremony started, the rain stopped
and a rainbow appeared over the Imperial Palace.
I visualized it, with a rainbow on the upper right area of the ukiyoe and also added
two swans on the water that symbolize the new emperor / empress

 

October 22, 2019 Reiwa Enthronement of Religion

Woodblock print

I faithfully proceeded using this photo for the original drawing, to make the woodblock print.
and designing the black lines (contour line) drawing and each color plate.
After proceeding, carve each woodblock and rub it
This ukiyoe is made of a little less than 20 layers, but due to the overlap of colors
Using the technique of creating a new color, it looks like
it expresses nearly 30 colors.
See the slideshow below for an overview.

Slideshow

 

Items for sale (with frame)

Picture Size 
W: 25.0 cm
H: 17.6 cm

Frame Size 
W: 39.8 cm
H: 30.7 cm


15,500円 (tax included)

 

* If you are interest in purchasing the woodblock print
without frame, please contact us, here.

 

Angkor Wat

World Heritage Angkor Wat Woodblock prints

 
 
In March, 2018 I was invited by the World Wood Culture Society (IWCS) and participated in World Wood Day 2019 held in Cambodia.
Upon its participation, I was asked to visit Cambodia / Angkor Wat to provide the visitors the experience to produce woodcut prints by them-self.
(For details on World Wood Day, please click the icon on the right)
World Wood Day

 

The Production process

We used two photos as the original figure.
The left picture was used for trimming the outlines, the right picture has been used as color sample.
From these two pictures, we designed the woodblock print.
To make it possible for anyone to experience, we made it a simple color composition that would be finished in 4 rubs, but it was designed so that you can see all details even with this simple setup..








Based on this design, we then proceeded to make woodblock prints in accordance with traditional woodblock print techniques.

The exterior of the greeting card version is a handmade item of Ukiyo-wooden original.
It has a two-page spread structure, and it can also take out only woodcut prints, it also has a pocket structure.
2 "washi" (Japanese traditional paper) messaging guards are bundled. (Plain and alphabetical message included)
Also the envelopes are included, but even if these are combined, the total weight is only 23 g.
The outer dimensions of the envelope are 12 cm × 17.5 cm, and when sending to the domestic, it fits within the fixed form.

 

The completed woodblock

The "four edition" woodblock print was excavated based on traditional techniques specially for the sculptor's hand.
We tried to make it as easy as possible for everyone to experience the very simple configuration of 1 sheet for the contour lines (black lines) and 3 color boards.
However, since the ink line wood has been carved into details of the level equivalent to Ukiyo-e, we also made consideration to appear to details as long as it successfully slides.
(You can see the enlarged picture by clicking on the leftmost photo)

 

 

Experience line landscape

For the people of Cambodia, Angkor Wat and the national flag are a symbolic characters.
Also for that reason, it was a great success due to unexpected visitors at our booth.
Because it was right an experiencefor everyone, it was not easy to create woodblock prints by them-self well. However, everyone was delighted when they finished they own created Angkor Wat ukiyo-e.

At this event, we used this woodblock as a trial version, but since the wooden layer are very high quality, the wood block prints of professional person would be art.
I explained it to the IWCS, and got permission to sell the work made by professionals .

 

 

Sales item (with frame)

Screen size
W: 23.3 cm
H: 15.9 cm

Dimension
W: 39.8 cm
H: 30.7 cm


112.22 USD (tax include)

 
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