Images from some of my first trips to Jionji studio in Ogawamachi. I spent the summer of 2004 taking the train out from Tokyo to work with Richard 3 times a week. I came with an open mind, sometimes we were beating kozo and pulling sheets, sometimes we were restoring antiques, printing sake labels, or doing yoga and making bread. There was always work to be done but never a rush about it so it could be done right and we could take pleasure in each task. This time was incredibly precious for me, I look back on it as a kind of formative chrysalis in my life.