Yuua san is a woodblock print artist from Japan. We commissioned her to make these amazing prints to celebrate our 20th anniversary.
In Japan there are many gods in the Shinto religion and there is a special god of handtools called Kajiya Kojin. Yuuka san was inspired to make a block print depicting Kajiya Kojin with 3 heads & 6 hands. You will see many leaves at both sides. The tree is called “Katsura” which is a special tree existing in Japan and is a holy tree of God. Two white herons birds are flying which are considered messengers of God. There is a big stump of a tree in front of the God that Yuuka san noticed when touring the blacksmith shop at MIKI-SYO. Mr. Nagaike kindly took a short tour of his workshop, where he actually demonstrated how to flatten kogatanas for her to get inspiration.
Yuuka san made 24 prints in all and 21 of them were given to our blacksmith friends and distributors in Japan. We took #1 for our office. That leaves #2 and #3 that were are offering for sale. In the future, we may do a second run of them but this run is the first.
Artist: Yuuka San
Location: Miki City Japan
Wood Block Print Size: 250mm x 380mm
Signed with one red seal
Numbered Prints with 1-24.