'Infestation' Woodblock Print
(Delivers within two weeks.)
The design that started it all! This fine woodblock print was lovingly designed by Jed Henry, and hand-printed in Tokyo by David Bull. The materials and techniques used are authentic to those used centuries ago in old Edo.
David has carefully documented the print's creation in this video.
This design requires over a dozen 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!
This print is the traditional koban format – 7 x 9 inches (17.5 x 23 cm).
The left cartouche reads "Wanderer of skies - iron will, iron skin", and the right cartouche is inscribed with the phonetic reading "Sa-mu-su".