Glossary of Mokuhanga Terms

Mokuhanga - wood block print, originally meaning just the print itself and now commonly used by English speakers to mean the Japanese water-based print technique as well as any print produced by the technique

Mokuhangaka - a professional maker of mokuhanga

Baren - the flat hand-held disk used to apply pressure to the paper

Bokashi - literally 'Fade', the gradation of colour from light to dark and the technique used to produce this

Gomazuri - the speckled, broken pattern used to provide texture in flat areas of light colour

Kento - registration notches cut into the printing block