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                Load image into Gallery viewer, Iwana <Char>

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Kajika <Japanese fluvial sculpin Bullhead>

            
                Load image into Gallery viewer, Amago <Red spotted masu trout>

Shin Kogei Handmade Dolls Woodblock Printed : Fish

Founded in Hida- Takayama in the snowy north of Gifu prefecture by a local artist, Shin Kogei are known for their woodblock print animals. Hida- Takayama was an important castle town in the Middle Ages, and today has a fine tradition for wooden furniture. 

Shin Kogei use this wood to make their  printing blocks. The designs are principally of animals that can be seen in Hida- Takayama, and are transferred to the woodblocks, before being hand dyed onto natural cotton. Each colour designates a different block used, showing the time spent on each.  The animals are filled with natural casks and hand sewn.

  • Size

Iwana <Char> W16cm x H5cm
Amago <Red spotted masu trout> W14m x H6cm

Regular price £11.00
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