'Tanuki in the Forest' Woodblock Print
A mother tanuki and her two cubs peek out from their hidden den. Let's not get any closer - this family needs its privacy!
I love exploring the deep mountains and forests of Japan. Some hikers love to summit tall wind-blown peaks, but I prefer to stay down in the deep, cool valleys. I have never seen a tanuki on my hikes, but I have seen foxes, monkeys, deer and boar. I hope to add tanuki to that list someday!
Carving and printing of this design were executed by one of our apprentice craftsmen, Stephen Winiecki from New York City. By purchasing this print, you are supporting our apprentices on their long journey to perfecting this craft, and helping to ensure the global spread of Japanese woodblock printmaking. (So thank you!)
Each print is numbered, hanko sealed, embossed with Stephen's name, and signed by Jed Henry.
This design requires several individual impressions to achieve a full range of color. Stephen 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.
This print measures 6 x 8 inches (15 x 20 cm)