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Posted by Dave Bull at 8:49 PM, April 22, 2013 [Permalink]

This is an update not many people will have been expecting just now, what with all the actual printmaking activity going on here these days, but if you saw the blog post on the Mokuhankan Conversations about the auction 'Treasure Box' a couple of weeks ago, you might remember that we found a whole bunch of beautiful woodblock prints tucked into one of the boxes.

What I didn't mention at that time was that the prints were all pasted down onto a stiff - and apparently acidic - paper for mounting in some kind of album. We had to do something about it, and the sooner the better. Printer-trainee Ishikawa-san was game to have a go at saving them, so I gave her a quick run-down on the procedure, and she got to work.

As she was working, I took a series of photos, and have just uploaded them to a new entry in our (very) slowly growing Encyclopedia.


Following comment posted by: Margaret Maloney on May 4, 2013 3:19 AM

How wonderful! This process really brings home the durability of woodblock prints--even when they've been abused by years of that glue, they can be liberated.

Thank goodness the glue was only on the edges.

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