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Announcement    Hi! everyone.

This is my shop to sell prints, bags and tiles from Tokyo since 2009.

I am an artist living in Japan and studied woodcut print druing my BA period. In 1991, I moved to London and continued studying printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art, U.C.L, London. Then my interst changed to nature motifs like trees, grass weed and landscape. Hampstead Heath was my usual walking trail at the time and looked for motifs to keep my inspiration on. I continuously travelled to Lake district, Fort Williams as well as Moravian fields in Czech. Those places inspired me a lot and the experience still encourages my artistic activity today.
In 1998, I painted my first Portuguese azulejo. The technique and combination of "blue and white" attracted me so deeply. Tile painting also became one of my most important art methods since then.

For more, please visit
www.shirasstudio.com

Thank you.

Jun Shirasu

Announcement

Last updated on Feb 22, 2021

Hi! everyone.

This is my shop to sell prints, bags and tiles from Tokyo since 2009.

I am an artist living in Japan and studied woodcut print druing my BA period. In 1991, I moved to London and continued studying printmaking at the Slade School of Fine Art, U.C.L, London. Then my interst changed to nature motifs like trees, grass weed and landscape. Hampstead Heath was my usual walking trail at the time and looked for motifs to keep my inspiration on. I continuously travelled to Lake district, Fort Williams as well as Moravian fields in Czech. Those places inspired me a lot and the experience still encourages my artistic activity today.
In 1998, I painted my first Portuguese azulejo. The technique and combination of "blue and white" attracted me so deeply. Tile painting also became one of my most important art methods since then.

For more, please visit
www.shirasstudio.com

Thank you.

Jun Shirasu

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Hi, My name is Jun and I am an artist in Tokyo. It's been for almost twenty five years, I spent life with creating prints, drawings and tile paintings.

In 2009 I opened Etsy shop with a bag called "Etching Aquatint Bag" , blue and white. At the beginning, someone asked me to make eco bags, then I repeated some experiments to get better impression on the cotton surface instead of paper. The outcome looked "question", as the sense wasn't transferred. After some trials, I found the best result by printing in blue and white that looked like a dyed indigo fabric.
After repeating press the aquatint plate, some part of image often fades away. I chose chrome plating surface for protection which is effectively working after printing hundreds of bags.

If you are thinking of printing your own bag, I would say your bag should be slightly wet, like to use garden spray for it. You also need a cushion inside of the bag, I also use a wet printing paper together with tissue paper. These combinations work and you will get impression better. They should be blotted well too.
If you succeeded the print, let's go shopping with your bag!
It's fantastic.

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  • Jun Shirasu

    オーナー, クリエイター

    白須純 略歴 1991/93 U.C.L. スレード美術学校版画科修了 2011 第1回ジョアナ・アブランシェス・ピント賞受賞 2017 "Viagem de Azulejo" 1998>2015 オリエント・ミュージアム/ "Viagem da Camelia" ガラリア・ラットン、ポルトガル 2007年よりSHIRAS工房主宰  2児の父親(娘・息子)  

Shop policies

Last updated on February 22, 2021
My studio locates in the west of Tokyo where the edge of Kanto mountains start rising to the middle of Honshu. Tokura area in Akiruno city embraces mountains and rivers. Spring water comes out just next step from the studio. I hired a small quater of field from the local landlord, so I go up with a hoe in my arm and caltivate the lasnd. It's good for a change and for a little execise.

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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 30 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
Returns and exchange details
Any damages, the items can be replaced otherwise refunded.
Payment
Payment is accepted by Paypal. For cancellation before shipment, it is accepted without any charge. Cancellation after the shipment is not accepted.
Shipping
All items are shipped through Japan post. In case of Covid 19 restrictions, the carrier may be changed to Yamato Transport Co. Japan.
Item are usually dispatched in 24-48 hours after the order is confirmed.
All packages are labeled with a invoice sheet which is declaring name and price of the item.
Tracking number is available when dispatch notification is informed to the purchasers.
Additional policies and FAQs
Any unlisted items or order made items, please ask Gardenaquatics by covo mail.