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Day nine in Takayama


This series documents my 15 day trip to Japan in April 2019. I wrote and sketched everyday and when I got home I wanted a way to process my experiences so this is the result - a print for every day I was there. I feature in all these prints - I am the large eared fox like character with the stripy jumper.

Takayama is a small city famed for its twice-yearly festival to celebrate spring and autumn. The festival involves beautifully ornate , gilded floats and culminates in a magnificent parade. I inadvertently booked my trip to coincide with the spring festival which I was excited about but sadly it rained both days and the parade was cancelled
However, I ended up drinking sake with some Japanese friends and we got talking about unusual animals - they told about the Japanese Serow which features in the print.

I print everything from my studio using a small wooden hand press and my etching press. The finished result is unique and original with no two prints being alike.

- Size 25cm x 27cm
- Printed on cream zertal smooth paper 120gsm
- Printed with caligo inks
- Each print is signed
- Edition of 35