Japanese Bridge - Hoi An
One of Vietnam's most iconic attractions, Hoi An's Japanese covered bridge dates back to the 18th century and is a beautiful historical piece of Japanese architecture. It is claimed that it was created by the Japanese then living in Hoi An as a way to reach the Chinese quarter across the water.
This woodcut captures the tranquil feeling of the bridge as the pillars reflect in the gently swaying water.
From this block 1 color edition of 3 prints were made and exhibited at the Anantara Hotel Art Space, Hoi An. A black and white, single layer version was printed onto traditional Vietnamese dzo paper and there were also a small number of experimental artist proofs.
Unique, hand-painted original, 2 layer reduction woodcut not part of any edition.
46,500,000 / 2000 USD
Archival digital editions available through Saigon Print Shop
Limited edition of only 3 made, hand carved and printed using the reduction method whilst experimenting by adding light green oil shades directly to the block.
13,500,000 VND VND / 585 USD - Only 1 remaining
This single layer woodcut edition is printed onto locally sourced 'giay dzo' paper with a 'so diep' coating. This means that the paper is meticulously hand made using wafer thin sheets of paper made from the bark of the dzo tree and finally coated with a light, powdered clam shell coating.
Limited edition of 25 prints, hand carved and printed from a side grain Japanese magnolia block sized 20 x 30cm.
950,000 VND / 45 USD