Tsukibori (“push” cutting), Ise katagami

Photo by Suzuka City

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University

Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Kyoto, Japan

Tsukibori is a method whereby the craftsperson cuts the six layers of the stencil paper, held on all four sides by a paper string, by drawing the tip of the stenciling knife away from themselves. It is particularly useful for figurative patterns. The craftsperson sharpens the various knives as they cut.


  • Title: Tsukibori (“push” cutting), Ise katagami
  • Creator: Photo by Suzuka City
  • Original Source: Suzuka City
  • Rights: © Suzuka City

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