Narita Airport exhibition

Posted by Dave Bull at 4:41 PM, April 1, 2014 [Permalink]

Yesterday was the setup for the exhibition at Narita Airport. We're in the Departure Hall of Terminal 2 ... right bang in the center of the action!


The prints are on both side of the panel you see there - 50 on each side, along with a small explanatory panel (English on one side, Japanese on the other):


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Exhibition news!

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:29 PM, March 21, 2014 [Permalink]

Exhibition news? What's this? Dave hasn't had a 'real' exhibition in four years ... why think about such a thing now?

Well I didn't, actually; it's that a request to display some of my prints has come in from an interesting venue, and once all the details of the proposal were clear, I answered "Yes ... Yes .... Yes!"

The proposal is from the Narita Airport Authority Event Promotion Department. It seems they have a lot of open spaces in the various terminals and buildings at the airport, and need some help in filling them up!

Here's a snapshot they sent me of an area in the main Departure Lobby of Terminal 2, a couple of months ago, with an earlier display in place:


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Arts of Japan series : print #8 gets under way!

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:01 PM, March 15, 2014 [Permalink]

Hard to believe it has been so many months since posting here on the RoundTable! Of course, there have been many blog posts in the meantime, but they have been over on the Mokuhankan Conversations blog; the new Portraits series has dominated our working life so much recently!

But finally I have managed to steal some time from those activities, and have begun carving on the next print in my own 'Arts of Japan' series. Here's a quick snapshot I took just before breaking for lunch today ...


I'm not going to zoom in much closer on the block, because for this print, I'm going to keep it pretty much under wraps until it has been delivered. It's a bit of a 'different' design, and I want people to enjoy seeing it in person first, rather than via the 'net (which is why I have 'blurred' the block itself here ...)

But why would I be using a turntable?


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Back from Kappabashi ...

Posted by Dave Bull at 2:56 PM, November 23, 2013 [Permalink]

I made a quick trip downtown last week, visiting a few places: a printer doing some work for Mokuhankan, the Kappabashi restaurant supply street, the back streets around Sensoji temple in Asakusa, and the small shop of one of our tool suppliers ... I learned some very interesting things at all of those places, some of which will have major ramifications for our future.

But ... but? Restaurant supply street?

Sure! Perhaps you remember reading my 'vision' for the future of our business, the 'Mokuhankan in the Year 201x' piece that I posted a couple of years back? In the final section of the piece, I described the pleasant little café that we will have on the premises ...

Well, regular readers who know my habits - pushing forward little by little on as many fronts as possible - might be tempted to put those two things together. Would they be right? Here's a photo of the unit that I found at Kappabashi, and which was delivered to us yesterday afternoon, now installed in my kitchen, ready for its first test later this week:


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Brush rack finished!

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:09 PM, November 6, 2013 [Permalink]

A week or so ago, I posted with photos of some construction we had been doing recently, and the project in question is now in use.

Here's our handyman Tashiro-san (and his wife, who hangs around making sure he doesn't get in trouble), finishing up the sanding and final fitting of the shelf unit he built for us.


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Arts of Japan series : print #7 - finished

Posted by Dave Bull at 3:48 PM, November 1, 2013

The print is finished ...

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Scary stuff!

Posted by Dave Bull at 10:58 PM, October 31, 2013

Some very bad news ...

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Arts of Japan series : print #7 - printing steps 13 ~ 14

Posted by Dave Bull at 6:24 PM, October 31, 2013

The final two colour impressions on the print

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Arts of Japan series : print #7 - printing steps 11 ~ 12

Posted by Dave Bull at 11:45 PM, October 30, 2013

Another two impressions on the print ...

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Arts of Japan series : print #7 - printing steps 9 ~ 10

Posted by Dave Bull at 8:29 PM, October 29, 2013

Another two impressions ...

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