Thursday, November 14, 2013

Thursday Snapshot: Printing blocks at Kyoto roketsu workshop

The Yamamoto's roketsu workshop walls are lined with rolling print blocks.

During my sister-in-law's visit to Japan, we, of course, went to Kyoto. We detoured from the usual temple-shrine-garden agenda to participate in a roketsu workshop. Over the course of two hours we drew and chatted and worked in companionable silence on our separate pieces. It was an amazing experience in a lovely spot. The workshop, run by the Yamamoto family, is filled with patterns, dyeing blocks, and the smell of hot wax and is beautifully utilitarian. We loved every minute there.

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