Summary of add-ons and rewards
Hi everyone! I'm taking a break from our papermaking video series to do a quick recap of what we're offering and for what pledge amount.
Stretch goals have given us... Read more
Japanese papermaking video series: Sheet Formation
Previous update: Chiritori & Beating
The next video in our series shows how a sheet of washi is formed in the vat of water, pulp, and formation aid. We are... Read more
Japanese papermaking video series: Chiritori & Beating
Previous update: Cooking
Here is a video about chiritori (removing imperfections from the cooked fibers) and beating the cooked fibers into a pulp. Enjoy!
Several members of the community... Read more
Japanese papermaking video series: Cooking
Previous update: Introduction to Japanese papermaking
Our first process video is dedicated to the cooking stage of washi-making. Enjoy!
As you can see, our cooking setup is pretty small and... Read more
Japanese papermaking video series: Introduction
Hello backers and observers alike. This update begins a series of updates where I will show you how to make washi -- Japanese paper. We're going to start with the cooking... Read more
Japanese-language print maps now available!
Wow. I am amazed that we passed the $15,000 mark so quickly!
As a result, it's official: we're now offering Japanese-language print maps. Those of you getting a print... Read more
And the big $15,000 stretch goal is... (hint: 日本語)
Just a few hours after posting the last update, we passed the $12,000 mark! That means the Karuta Pack will come with Tokaido sides and riddles. For those of you... Read more
Book details + art samples + other fun info
Hi everyone! Time for a fun update. First of all, I want to show you some artwork.
This is the tentative A Land of Narrow Pathsbook cover, sans calligraphy... Read more
Over $10,000 we go! + Map display ideas
We did it, backers -- thanks to you, we reached $10,000! Let's keep it up! Share this project with your friends and anyone else you think would be interested. The... Read more
Mid-campaign update + 53 Views of the Tokaido
We're a little over halfway through this campaign, and we've seen a tremendous amount of support from all of you. Thank you!
This is a general update. I'll cover add-ons,... Read more
Noh + A Land of Narrow Paths
Happy weekend, everyone! We now have more than 100 backers and we're on our way to that $10,000 mark. A huge thank you to everyone who has supported this project... Read more
The book's diverse cast of characters
Up to now, we haven't talked much about the A Land of Narrow Paths book. I'd like to take a few minutes to tell you about how we are approaching... Read more
Stretch goals & other information
Last night, we reached $6,000.This means that all PDF Packs will include properly formatted black-and-white versions of the maps, designed for easy and economical desktop printing. Many thanks to... Read more
Cartographic research: population levels
Throughout this update, you'll see images of "digital sketches" -- rough representations of collected data. Essentially, this post is all about sharing the behind-the-scenes research process with you. There's no... Read more
Introducing obake karuta: a deck of Japanese folklore
Thanks to backers, we passed our $5,000 mark yesterday. This means the obake karuta stretch goal has been unlocked! Anyone who has pledged at any level ($10 or more) will... Read more
Complimentary handmade washi for print backers
We've passed two milestones recently: more than 50 backers, and more than 200 shareson Facebook. For these milestones, I'm introducing a fun addition to all backers who are... Read more
Edo period landscape -- artist's proof
Hi everyone! Here are some photographs of the artist's prooffrom our Kickstarter video. I'm sharing this to show you the scale and beauty of our physical prints. This is... Read more
Thank you backers! Stretch goals & other info...
It's been 24 hours since A Land of Narrow Paths went live on Kickstarter. Thanks to you, we reached our funding goal. But, the campaign is far from over. We... Read more
Goal Reached in Two Hours!
I'm speechless right now. A Land of Narrow Paths reached its funding goal in two hours. Thank you to all of you who jumped in to make this happen... Read more