No18 小林文香 KOBAYASHI Ayaka ED/60
Nice mokuhanga. The Japanese term used here is ‘suisei mokuhan’ which translates as ‘aqueous woodblock.’
I was interviewed in Kyoto in 2011 for this 35-minute documentary film by artist Mary Brodbeck about the creative process of making a woodblock print. Featuring interviews with poet Mark Nepo, as well as many woodblock artists including Karen Kunc, April Vollmer, and Mary Brodbeck’s teacher Yoshisuke Funasaka, the film was shot in Japan during the First International Mokuhanga Conference and in the midwest USA and is meditative and visually sumptuous. Check out the film’s web site here. Copies are available to order for $18.
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