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My experience at the print party was definitely a positive one. Dave and his staff were so welcoming, friendly and quite patient with the group of visitors that were there. Most affable hosts, for sure. We got a small taste of what is involved in...More
Great shop showing and selling a variety of Japanese-style woodblock prints, made by Mokuhankan, 20th-century printers, or Edo/Meiji-period printers. Very accessible, even for novices, and fairly priced. Prints can be personally viewed without bother and the staff are eager, if asked, to provide more information....More
We did an hour lesson in block printing and were really pleased with the results but most importantly Dave and his team were just super friendly and was a great time. Only downside was I didn’t know whether we could tip or not (we were...More
Went here with no great expectations but what an experience that proved with care that an excellent woodblock print could be produced. Excellent instruction throughout but you were allowed to get on with it and the result was quite amazing.
In around 90 minutes, we were taught how to ink the wood blocks and then produce a 4 color print. The print makers are knowledgeable, enthusiastic and patient. They explained the different skills involved in creating and producing block prints, emphasizing the collaborative nature of...More
David was such a good teacher! He was also very funny and personable, his assistant was extremely helpful. Definitely recommended if you’re looking for something fun and educational to do in the Asakusa area! We also bought some beautiful prints!
I have known of Dave's work through his wonderful videos and have collected some of his prints. It was really great to be able to meet him and make a print from some of his beautifully carved blocks. We were guided through the 4 colour...More
Our family of 4 did the print making party in June. We learned how important it is to be careful in lining up the paper and to work quickly. It was really fun and we made 2 prints of the same subject. We loved it...More
My husband, son and I are fans of David Bull's work and have been watching him on Youtube for years. To do a print party and meet David in the flesh was such a thrill. His staff is terrific and we had an amazing experience....More
Did an afternoon visit with my wife after visiting Senso-Ji and Nakamise and had an outstanding time at the shop. David's staff were welcoming and informative, and offered a real glimpse into the intricacies of woodblock printing. We browsed the shop after and were able...More
Traces of the history and culture of the Edo (old Tokyo) era remain vividly in Ueno and Asakusa. Spacious Ueno Park is a great place to relax and visit a variety of different museums and galleries. At Ameyoko which starts in front of Ueno station, the grocery stores and clothing shops are crammed alongside fishmongers. It gets particularly busy at the end of the year, when many people go on shopping
sprees. The town of Asakusa, developed around Sensoji temple, has many shops selling goods and clothing from old Japan, making it a great place for souvenir hunting. It's also known for various annual festivals, and the whole district gets involved with the huge Sanja Festival in May.
Our 'general rule' for children is 'Ten and up ...' It's a question of physical capabilities; the bench is at waist height for a typical adult, so very small children really don't have much chance to do this well. We've... More
Our 'general rule' for children is 'Ten and up ...' It's a question of physical capabilities; the bench is at waist height for a typical adult, so very small children really don't have much chance to do this well. We've considered setting up a separate event for kids, but just don't have the resources (staff time / space) to get that up and running yet ... Dave