Monthly Archives: December 2008

Mokuha-ha-hanga

Yesterday I finished a really great workshop, learning how to do Mohuhanga (Japanese woodblock printing). Because 2009 is the year of the Ox in Asian culture, and there’s a strong tradition in Japan of giving themed postcards at New Year’s Day, we did Ox-themed prints. I’m very happy with mine (forgive the cruddy picture, it was done with my cellphone “camera”).

Year of the Ox

The workshop was taught by printmaker Elizabeth Forrest at the KOZO Studio, the studio of Akemi Nishidera, a book/letterpress artist, with whom I’ve also done a couple of letterpress workshops.
I hope to do more workshops there if I can, and/or maybe rent the space to do more independent work. It’s nice space with a friendly & supportive atmosphere.