Japanese Woodblock Prints: Japanese Wood Blocks with Art in the Making

New York magazine’s latest cover story looks at the Japanese woodblock print movement.They were designed by the Japanese artist, Shinsuke Tanaka, and published in the journal in 2003. There’s a huge number of prints, many of them handmade by Tanaka, that are very, very rare and are the only known examples of Japanese wood blocks.They’re very delicate and very, really beautiful. I […]

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Which Japanese Woodblock Printing Shop Should You Visit?

JAPANESE WOODBLOCK PRINT SHOPS ARE TRYING TO BRING BACK THE DESTINATION, but the industry’s popularity has dwindled since the Fukushima nuclear accident, a trend that is causing concern among retailers and the government.In Japan, which imports a disproportionate amount of the country’s woodblock printing equipment, the industry has faced a shortage of woodblock printers and, since last year, the government […]

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iPhone photo printing company has no employees

Apple has no staff in Japan and its printers have a Japanese woodblock print company, according to people familiar with the matter.Apple did not respond to requests for comment.The move by Apple and Kodak is in response to a request from Kodak to provide its employees with an iPhone photo printer.Kodak’s president and chief executive, Kenji Yoshikawa, said in a […]

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