Message to Studio Ghibli

Posted by Dave Bull at 5:42 PM, September 17, 2016 [Permalink]


(The video has English subtitles, which can be viewed from the 'CC' menu ...)


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What are we doing ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:54 PM, August 22, 2016 [Permalink]

I don't know ... should I post about this, or just let it go ...

Anyway, a bit of news came over the 'net today; another of those 'enterprising' publishers here who have jumped onto the 'Pop Culture as Ukiyo-e' bandwagon announced their latest issue ...


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Doi collaboration video - Part 8

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:29 PM, August 12, 2016 [Permalink]


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Paper Breakthrough?

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:57 PM, July 26, 2016 [Permalink]

A fan from Germany dropped by the shop yesterday afternoon (on his once-a-year trip to Japan), and one of the first things he asked me was "How's the paper situation?"

It’s been a few months since I made a couple of blog posts talking about the problems we have been having with both woodblocks and paper. The woodblock situation is basically under control at the moment, after working out a way to make our own blocks using some cherry I found in the wholesale lumber market. We’re not out of the woods yet, as there is still no stable source of supply, but at least we now have the technology here to make the blocks, given a basically decent raw material.


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30 years!

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:19 AM, July 1, 2016 [Permalink]

Today - July 1 - is an anniversary day for me ... it's been exactly 30 years since I arrived in Japan! Here's the stamp they put in my passport that day ... they gave me permission for a 90 day stay!

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Doi collaboration video - Part 7

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:02 PM, June 30, 2016 [Permalink]

The Matsushima print is ready!

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Doi collaboration video - Part 6

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:58 PM, June 21, 2016 [Permalink]

Next video showing the printing progress on Matsushima is ready!

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Our first blocks!

Posted by Dave Bull at 1:04 PM, June 18, 2016 [Permalink]

... preparing our first self-made woodblocks ...

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Doi collaboration video - Part 5

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:33 PM, June 8, 2016 [Permalink]

The next YouTube video is ready ...

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Sizing machine - proof of concept?

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:14 PM, June 7, 2016 [Permalink]

An attempt to help solve our paper problems ... we try to make a sizing machine!

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Love child of Bob Ross and Jim Henson ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 12:55 PM, May 29, 2016 [Permalink]

Comments about video comments ...

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New woodblocks ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 10:38 AM, May 27, 2016 [Permalink]

The wood block adventures continue ... and seem to be moving along well!

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