Woodblock artists paint the entire picture then break it down into pieces which utilise up to a maximum of three colours for each woodblock to be carved.
The hand made paper used for these prints is called Washi and made from tree bark usually taken from mulberry trees which makes it strong and capable of being soaked in water then dried.
The set of woodblocks are capable of printing a maximum of 3000 prints and the process involves soaking the Washi, painting the coloured ink pigments onto an individual carved woodblock, laying the wet Washi onto the block and rubbing the exposed back of the paper with a rounded wooden object called a Barron until the colour has been absorbed into the washi.
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Welcome to the first dedicated Japanese woodblock print site in Australia, established in 2003 by Peter and Wivine Winch.
We sell antique, rare, limited edition and contemporary genuine Japanese woodblock prints.
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Japanese woodblock prints are created by hand carving a number of flat blocks of wood which each display a portion of the total scene to be depicted.
It is usual for there to be six carved woodblocks for the creation of a single colour print.