Japanese Karakami Woodblock Printed Paper

Fine arts Print Gail Rieke

Karakami is woodblock printed ornamental paper displaying patterned motifs and designs with ancient significance for decorative applications to walls and sliding screens.

This video follows two skilled artisans who are using collections of woodblocks carved over past times as well as original designs to bring this artform into contemporary use and consciousness.

Video : https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/en/ondemand/video/2029154/


  1. Lana Choy says:

    Steve: This video about katakana was INCREDIBLE. Thank you. I really enjoyed it! Lana

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