We booked this online and the owner Dave contacted us promptly with great instructions on finding the building ( a must for anywhere you visit in Japan- street numbers rarely help!) Dave is British by birth but has lived in Japan for many years- he is now one of just a handful of craftsmen in Japan creating new wood block designs and his work has been exhibited around the world. He is force of nature who makes it so much fun and engages everyone in the group. He's also a tv presenter on English language Asian TV!
You can't choose the design you print- everyone does the same one but once you see the process you will understand why- it is quite labour intensive. If- like me- you know very little about woodblock printing beyond Hokusai's "Great Wave" then this session gives you a true appreciation for the craftsmanship involved and helps to keep alive a sadly dying art.
This is excellent value and I would recommend it to anyone.
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