For the sixth exchange (I skipped the fifth), I took a hint from an old Taisho-era kimono. It had been made with the katagami (paper stencil) dyeing technique, and I thought that the design would make an interesting woodblock print.

I took the basic idea from the kimono pattern, and rearranged it a bit for the print, which forms a repeatable pattern when joined up vertically or horizontally.


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It's two blocks ... two printing impressions ...