“Ai” Kanji Mokuhanga – Horizontal – Light Green Washi



Small 10″ X 12″
Horizontal Version
Japanese Mokuhanga (Woodblock Print)
Printed on Handmade Japanese Washi

This is the Japanese character for Love (Ai). The calligraphy was done by Mitsugi Saotome Shihan. The original was given to my wife, Genie, and me as a wedding present from Saotome Sensei. It is quite large and hangs in our master bedroom. Sensei kindly gave me permission to use his calligraphy as models for producing my print art.

This is a single block woodblock print. The block is Shina Plywood from Japan. It took several days to carve the block. The trick was trying to preserve the sense of the brushwork in the carving process.

The paper is a lightly tinted handmade washi from Japan. It is quite a bit textured. The ink is black sumi ink. I have one horizontal version with the light green tinted washi at the moment. I can print more as needed which is reflected in the price.

The price includes the matting and framing as well as shipping anywhere in the continental US.

Unframed, single mat

Ai Love Kanji WoodblockFramed


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