Preparing the 'hanshita' (the block copy)

8:45 AM: It would be possible to simply paste this sheet of paper face down on the block and start carving, but I much prefer using a thin Japanese paper. So it's over to the local convenience store to make a photocopy ... onto a special paper that I have prepared myself. This is a lamination - an extremely thin 'gampi' paper (which of course won't go through the copy machine by itself) bonded to a sheet of normal copy paper with a spray glue.

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