Hello Japanese art enthusiasts, welcome to Block Talk! I’m Elias Martin, Director of Floating World Gallery and dedicated collector of Sosaku Hanga (Japanese Creative Prints). I’ve worked in this profession for over 14 years serving as a dealer and private curator. I’ve helped build important private collections as well as placing works at notable public institutions, not to mention building a very decent collection for myself. Needless to say, in my time I’ve personally handled tens of thousands of prints. With this blog, I plan to share my experiences with you. Expect all kinds of entries at Block Talk. From short haiku-like musings to long scholarly articles, even videos entries — there will be something for everyone. Hopefully you’ll find my entries enlightening, educational and perhaps even amusing. Stay tuned, the fun is just about to begin.