'Rickshaw Cart' Woodblock Print
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This fine woodblock print was lovingly designed by Jed Henry, and hand-printed in David Bull's Tokyo workshop. The materials and techniques used are authentic to those used centuries ago in old Edo.
This particular design requires over 16 individual impressions to achieve a full range of color. David uses the finest quality of yamazakura(mountain cherry) to carve his printing blocks. The wood is capable of holding a very fine level of delicacy – every last detail is printed by the wood left standing, after the rest has been cut away.
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.
The top cartouche phonetically reads "Ma-ri-o", and the bottom cartouche means "Beloved friends, dear rivals".
This print is the traditional koban format – 7 x 9 inches (17.5 x 23 cm).