Printed from original blocks by Numabe Shinkichi.
Founded in 1995 by Shinkichi Numabe, Tokyo-based Numabe Mokuhan does not merely reproduce famous designs, but "remasters" them. Whether printing from original blocks or creating new ones, Shinkichi Numabe and his son Hironobu Numabe breathe new life into familiar designs with the highest printing quality. As they champion the craftsmen, tools, and materials that come together with each print, Numabe Mokuhan shares the spirit of traditional woodblock printmaking with a new generation.
Formerly the principal printer for Toshi Yoshida, Shinkichi Numabe brings decades of expertise and passion to Numabe Mokuhan. This multigenerational team expresses this passion not only in their prints, but also throughout the community. Through lectures and workshops, the pair shares the technique, history, and joy of woodblock printmaking with audiences of all ages.