Making a Woodblock Print

This step-by-step sequence demonstrates the successive stages in printing a woodblock print by Ohara Shoson (1877-1945) titled "Yanagibashi Bridge in the Snow." The sequence was issued in 1935 as a full-size accordion-style booklet by a source identified only as "the proprietor of the Wanatabe Colour-prints Shop."

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