We make various art books and crafts by utilizing the technology.
|The name “Unsodo” comes from the name of Tomioka Tessai. “Unso” is a perennial plant of the Rutaceae family, and is cultivated for medicinal and ornamental purposes under the name “Wijnruit” in Southern Europe. It has long been used as a herb to protect books from pests.|
Woodblock prints are made in the same way as Ukiyo-e printmaking techniques of the Edo period. First, carve a black line on the board, and then carve a colored board. Skilled craftsmen carve one by one.
It is the skill of the sushi master to rub 100 sheets in the same tone while balancing the overall color tone.
Woodblock print work
We have produced a number of works based on reprints of woodblocks in our collection, including ukiyoe loved around the world by artists such as Hokusai and Hiroshige, as well as works by Kasamatsu Shiro, Ito Jakuchu, and Kamisaka Sekka.
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Produces and sells high-quality stationery suitable for modern use from the archive of Unsodo
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