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The Japanese gate

The Japanese gate


A gate has inherent meaning; keep out, keep in. Here in Japan even the most modest of houses bear gates. They range from elaborate to austere, but to my eye most have been wrought formidably.... more

Woodblock printing: Shirakawa

Woodblock printing: Shirakawa


It took years to create the fourth print for the Shirakawa set. Not because it was complex work but because I couldn’t make a winter sketching trip; there’s no railway station and it was once... more