Featured article: Characterization of Haku Maki prints from the “Poem” series using light-based techniques

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Maejima Tadaaki, known since 1950 as Haku Maki, produced prints of modified kanji in brilliant, contrasting colors using an unusual embossing technique. Four of his works from the “Poem” series were investigated to understand their state of preservation and to learn more about the materials of this innovative artist. This paper from Chua et al. is part of the "Optical Technologies applied to Cultural Heritage" article collection.

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Heritage Science is an open access journal publishing original peer-reviewed research covering scientific, mathematical and computational methods and analysis of objects, materials, artefacts and artworks of cultural and historical significance in the context of heritage and conservation studies.

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Professor Richard Brereton is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Royal Statistical Society and Royal Society of Medicine. He graduated with a BA, MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge. He has published some 400 articles, including 7 books, and has been cited around 3000 times. He has given over 150 invited lectures in 30 countries. He is currently director of Brereton Consultancy and Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol. His interests are primarily in data analysis including pattern recognition as applied to primarily analytical data from various sources including objects of cultural significance.