"UNSODO" is a brand of woodblock printing. It is produced by the only publishing company in Japan that publishes hand-printed woodblock prints, and they utilize this technique to create various art books and craft items.
Hand-printed woodblock is one of the printing methods for woodblock prints, where ink is applied to the woodblock, and pressure is manually applied to the paper to create the print. This method is traditional and requires advanced skills and experience.
Our Company - UNSODO Corporation
UNSODO was established in 1891 as an art book publishing company in Kyoto. It is the only publishing house in Japan that produces hand-printed woodblock prints, utilizing this technique to create various art books and craft items. The name "UNSODO" was given by Tetsuzai Tomioka. "UNSODO" refers to a perennial herb in the citrus family, known by its Chinese name "unkousou." In Southern Europe, it is cultivated under the name "Wijnruit" and is used for medicinal and ornamental purposes. It has traditionally been used as an herb to protect books from pests.