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Kodama Hiroshi (1909~1992) workin on shimabori ("stripe" cutting), Ise katagami

Photo by Suzuka City

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan

As the name implies, this is a method of cutting stripes. The craftsperson cuts stripes by pulling a stenciling knife toward themselves against a ruler. In the most detailed work, about 10 even stripes are cut per centimeter. This is known as gokumijin (“extreme fragmentation”) and requires consummate skill.

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  • Title: Kodama Hiroshi (1909~1992) workin on shimabori ("stripe" cutting), Ise katagami
  • Creator: Photo by Suzuka City
  • Original Source: Suzuka City
  • Rights: © Suzuka City

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