A couple of weeks ago I blogged about my friend Yasuyo Tanaka and her first solo show here in Japan.   I spent 3 days with her,  her art and delightful artist friends up in Tochigi Prefecture. Without a doubt it was the highlight of my time here in Japan.  Yasuyo’s work is superb, her workshops so informative and her enthusiasm and energy to teach, learn and live is deeply impressive.

The photo below shows the back wall of the Gallery in the Blue covered with her collagraph “grid” prints. 

Below a photo of Workshop Day 1;  Yasuyo explaining grain direction at the beginning of her suminagashi workshop in the Gallery in the Blue.

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