This video from Tokyo woodblock printmaker Dave Bull tells the story of his experiences with one of the old carvers – the late Mr. Susumu Ito. It’s a combination of reminiscences and video clips from TV programs of the 1990’s.
The meetings with Ito-san were very important for Dave, and it was thus especially gratifying to him when Ito-san’s family got in touch recently … bringing with them a few interesting items …
The URL referenced in the video – showing Ito-san’s carving knife – is here:
And a small story about him (from 1995) is on Dave’s website here:
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People have asked for information on similar videos on this channel, and a few more of these ‘rambles’ can be found here:
Remembering a carver – Ito Susumu