I love this kind of art. Does anyone have any?
If you don’t know what it is, its essentially a technique of carving wood blocks or wood block sets to then hand print onto paper (usually)
Probably the most recognisable is the great wave
(timstamped link where he shows some differences in older great wave productions and modern productions)
There’s a really good video that goes into some history of a carver and David Bulls (guy in the video) journey to becoming a carver.
This video from Tokyo woodblock printmaker Dave Bull tells the story of his experiences with one of the old carvers - the late Mr. Susumu Ito. It’s a combination of reminiscences and video clips from TV programs of the 1990’s.
I have one small print (not of the wave) in my house. The detail is so good, not only the colours and accuracy in the print, but even the embossing, the individual parts of the print you can feel from the tree branches to the individual snow flakes.
I plan to get the great wave when there are some available.
Interestingly as well, there’s a really excellent thought experiment surrounding this type of art in what constitutes an original? Very similar to the Ship of Theseus thought experiment.