'A Young Man Shakes Heaven' Woodblock Print
This fine woodblock print was lovingly designed by Jed Henry, and hand-carved and printed in David Bull's Tokyo Workshop. The materials and techniques used are authentic to those employed centuries ago in old Edo.
There is an award-winning documentary about the creation of this print on iTunes! You can check it out here.
The left caption contains the two characters 巨冥, which translate to "colossal" and "shadow".
The right caption reads 童令顫天, which loosely translates to "A young man commands the heavens".
The paper is handmade Echizen Hosho Washi, made by national living treasure, Iwano Ichibei IX. This is the exact same paper printers used over 200 years ago! You can see a video of Mr. Iwano at work here.
This print is in the traditional koban format – 7 x 9 inches (17.5 x 23 cm).