Moments in the making of Twelve poems from the Manyoshu.

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Stage 1: at Alan Flint's workshop

One by one the sheets come off the press and are racked to dry. This image has just the one colour.

The space at the bottom - as with all the images - will carry the text of the poem that inspired Naoko's image. Laying down the letterpress will be our task here at The Old School Press when the sheets all come over from Canada.

Copyright Martyn Ould and Alan Flint 2021.