Friday morning I spoke to the bookbinders as they were approaching the completion of the printing process of "Ryushin". As in most cases, ample time shrunk down into a hair's width, but they seem to be able to deliver the first threehundred copies to London before noon on the 24th of September.
Unless ships are sunk or aeroplanes crash, you will be able to see the finnished work first hand at the London Convention this coming weekend. The book will be sold at the Horiyoshi III Family booth. Look for it and you will most certainly find it.
The rest of the books will arrive here in Umeå around the same time, and all of you out there around the world that already reserved your copy will be getting your Paypal invoices in the inbox. This also means that we will be able to finally show the finnished work here on this blog, and that I am going to spend many hours packing and shipping.
Info on how to reserve a copy can be found at the top of the right hand column of this blog.
(photograph captured by Matti Sedholm, Nanzen-in, Kyoto, Japan autumn 2007)