Ikuko Senda is an 11th generation Karakami printer. Karakami is a traditional Japanese printing technique which uses hand carved wooden blocks, many dating back 400 years, to print on special papers for decoration on a variety of surfaces, including walls and shoji screens.
This interview is in Japanese, currently without subtitles available. We hope to add these very soon.
This interview is part of a growing international archive documenting the experiences of women working in manual trades and non traditional employment.
Senda san was interviewed on 18/04/2018 at her home and workshop in Kyoto (Japan).