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"Red Daikon Radish" is an original, unsigned miniature letterpress print by our production partner, Yoshiko Yamamoto. 


The matting is an archival white with the illustration floated with a 1/8” margin, hinged to a backing of the same archival matting. This allows the edges of the print to remain visible, not hidden beneath the matting. 


The wood frame is a modern 5/8" sloped Poplar, stained with a matte finish Waterwoods River Rock Tan. The outside frame size is approximately 10.75" x 10.” 


Yoshiko Yamamoto is a premier block printer who has merged the aesthetic of Japan's Edo period with the style of post-industrial England's Arts and Crafts Movement. Yamamoto's block prints are letterpress printed using hand-cut blocks on acid-free paper.


Letterpress printing is a relief print process. The printed image is produced by a raised surface (originally lead movable type) being inked and then impressed onto a sheet of paper. These raised surfaces have historically been anything from woodcuts to wood engravings, from linocuts to typefaces. Over the past several years, a new type of plate made from photopolymer has contributed to the revival of letterpress printing. Yoshiko Yamamoto uses all these methods, from wood and linoleum block to photopolymer plates.

Red Daikon Radish, from Kamakura Vegetables Series, Miniature Letterpress Print

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