|Japanese 19th century woodblock print|
|This is a tiny portion of one wall within the glass-encased woodblock room.|
In total Director Han has about 4,300 woodblocks and woodblock prints!
|woodblocks from five countries: China, Korea, Japan, Mongolia and Tibet|
|This woodblock wasn't intended for printing at all but was created to be a cover of a book.|
I'm not sure which country this book cover represents, but it's amazingly intricate and has been stained to give it more aesthetic appeal.
|A roller woodblock for printing letter paper. I thought the smaller roller might be used for inking the larger roller for a more sustained use, but since both rollers are carved, I'm clueless to the smaller one's use.|
|A very large Korean carved woodblock with double dragons carved in circles among the infinite knots featured in many Confucian (and Buddhist) patterns.|
|Director Han explained a unique feature about dragons in iconography: if a dragon has:|
5 toes - it represents the emperor
4 toes - it represents the king (here)
3 toes - it represents the royal family