Although I do all the carving and printing on my
woodblock prints myself, it would be impossible to create such
works without considerable assistance from other craftsmen,
people such as the paper maker, the block planer, etc. It was
to ensure that collectors of my prints were introduced to these
craftsmen that I started this newsletter, in the autumn of
Reaction from readers was very encouraging, and I have
continued producing four issues each year since that time. Of
course, the 'Hyakunin Isshu' project was the main focus of
the stories in the early years, but since then I have stepped
a bit farther afield ...
Please enjoy browsing through these newsletters. I would
particularly recommend the "Visit to a Craftsman" stories, in which I
introduce some of those craftsmen who stand 'behind' me, and
without whose support my work would be impossible.
A complete index to all issues of this newsletter is here, and should you wish, a package of back issues (in print form) is available in my Mokuhankan shop.
The ten years of the Hyakunin Isshu series ...
... then on to the Surimono Albums ...
... and continuing ...
(This 'Baren' link always takes you
the main menu of this website ...)