Actually, I don't think
this one should be included in a list of 'my'
prints - although I planned it and got everything
ready, all the blocks were carved by my two
daughters, who were here in Japan visiting me that
summer. They had 'nothing to do', so I asked them
to do this preparation for the autumn culture
They did a very good job indeed, especially on
all those tiny cherry blossoms in the background,
and this turned out to be one of the most
successful prints of this entire series.
The image is from a rather complex old tale
about a man who scatters ashes that turn into
cherry blossoms - kind of a Johnny Appleseed tale
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And with this print, the Culture Day series is
coming to a bit of 'rest' for a while. I'm still
going to the community centre every year to do the
activity, but because there is always a whole new
crop of kids every few years, it's not necessary to
create a new print every year, and I've started to
re-use blocks from previous years.
But I guess they are going to wear out someday,
and I'll have to make some new ones then!