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Great job, Jim!!
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Old 03-21-2009, 09:12 AM
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Ah, I found Japanese "UKIYOE" (wood block prints) just below fluorescent light on your desk. Do you collect them?
Hi Yu,

I do enjoy ukioye and have many books on the subject. I actually majored in Asian Studies in college and took a number of of courses in Chinese & Japanese art - along with political science and history. The pictures you see in the background are actually a picture of a doll and a flyer from a 2005 exhibit called "From Geisha to Diva: The Kimonos of Ichimaru". That was a very nice exhibit.

I only have one real ukioye print, it's a late one from 1940 by Toshi Yoshida. I keep it in the hall between my work rooms. He got the rainy atmosphere down perfectly in a woodblock - amazing!

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A really excellent build. It has been extremely satisfying to watch.


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Fascinating to watch!
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:48 PM
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Isuzu looks realistic in outdoor pictures. And thanks for showing us your collection of ukiyoe. It's amazing to represent rainy atomosphere without drawing falling rain drops
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Hi Jim,

Glad to se the outdoorsy shots up. It looked mightily impressive indoors, outdoors, it takes on a whole new dimension in excellence. You did one heck of a job building this one and showed us lots of great tips along the way. Thanks for taking all the time with it.
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