Great Wave video … part three

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The next 'Great Wave' video ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:23 PM, January 14, 2015 [Permalink]


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Work begins on 'The Great Wave'

Posted by Dave Bull at 12:16 AM, January 6, 2015 [Permalink]


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Which way will it go?

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:08 PM, December 31, 2014 [Permalink]

It's December 31st here in Tokyo. The shop closed a couple of hours ago, after a very busy day of Print Parties (two pre-arranged, and one drop-in) and general visitors. As all of our staffers have headed off to be with their families for the New Year, I've been handling things here myself for the past few days, and will be doing so until the 5th, when a couple of them return.

The guests at Asakusa today were all pretty relaxed about this though, and for a while there I had two of the Print Party attendees working away by themselves on prints while I talked to a couple of other people back in the shop. When I got back to the Party room, they were proud to show me the prints that they had made 'by themselves'. (The two of them and I had of course already been through the process for nearly a half-hour before the other people showed up ... so it's not like I had simply 'abandoned' them ...)

These Print Parties are turning out to be so much fun! I'm kicking myself for not setting this up years ago. We've got it set up so that people print the colour patterns first, and then print the black outline block last. (This is the reverse of our normal method of printing, but there are various technical reasons why it's better to do it this way during the Parties). I also don't have a sample of the finished print on display in the room, so the combination of these two things means that when the first person in line does finally lift the paper off the last block, it astonishes everybody just how good it looks. "Oh my God! Look what I made!" is a not uncommon thing for us to hear at that point ...

Here's a snapshot from the very first Print Party we held here, back on the day before we opened on November 1st, a family from Virginia (subscribers to our Portraits series, as it happens ...):


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Sad News ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:50 AM, December 14, 2014 [Permalink]

Good-bye to a long-time friend and supporter ...

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Reviews ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 4:02 PM, December 11, 2014 [Permalink]

Our first online review ...

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Plan of Attack ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 10:12 PM, December 8, 2014 [Permalink]

I've kind of learned to stop 'counting chickens', but my resolve is being strongly tested by that communication from her ...

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Mokuhankan Staff Letter - end of November 2014

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:05 PM, November 27, 2014 [Permalink]

"The first month of our (hopefully) long adventure in Asakusa is now behind us. I have to say right up front that I am quite happy with the way that things have gone during this early stage. We've encountered a couple of minor bumps, but overall I think we have done a good job in bringing this new place to life."

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Two Years in the planning ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 9:32 PM, November 26, 2014 [Permalink]

We're ready to announce our new subscription series for 2015!

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Another day, another party …

Posted by Dave Bull at 7:22 PM, November 16, 2014 [Permalink]

The busiest day so far in our little shop ...

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The money goes round ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 12:23 AM, November 11, 2014 [Permalink]

An update on the delay in getting paid by Kickstarter ...

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Grand Tour ... (Part II ...)

Posted by Dave Bull at 6:52 AM, November 4, 2014 [Permalink]

Part 2 of the Grand Tour of the new shop!

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