The Right Coast

February 27, 2005
Goodbye, Aiko
By Gail Heriot

I just learned (almost a year late) of the death of Aiko Nakane, long-time owner of Aiko’s Art Materials on Clark Street in Chicago. She was 95. I discovered Japanese woodblock prints at Aiko’s when I was a college student. As much as anyone, she taught me to love beautiful things (and to wrap them well). Here’s to you, Aiko-San.