Rectangle of light stone with slightly rough edgest. Used for sharpening knives and chisels. One of a group of woodblock-cutter's tools used in Graphic Arts exhibit of Japanese printmaking techniques from about 1890 to 1990s. Identified as No. 21 in watercolor drawing GA 03209.02 showing the tools of the block cutter.Stone 21 was used for the first or rough stage of sharpening the tools according to Peter Morse's 1982 essay on Tokuno's description of Japanese woodcut technique edited by S. R. Koehler and published in the SI Annual Report for 1892.

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: Gift of T. Tokuno, Chief of the Japanese Bureau of Engraving and Printing (Insatsukyoku), 1889-90

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: GA.03210.21Accession Number: 22582Catalog Number: 03210.21

Object Name: grindstonegrindstone

Measurements: overall: 16.5 cm x 5 cm x 4 cm; 8 1/16 in x 1 31/32 in x 1 9/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1412599

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