A Letter From The Publisher: Feb. 10, 1967

This week's cover is a woodcut—TIME'S first in that medium. For Japanese Printmaker Kiyoshi Saito, however, it is not his first appearance in the magazine. His work should be familiar to many TIME readers; as long ago as 1951, we introduced the then-unknown Saito in the Art section and reproduced in color his now-famous woodcut, Cat.

He is still startled by the reaction to that story: "Suddenly my gallery was swamped with orders for Cat from around the world. In no time at all, the print disappeared from Japan." Saito limited the edition to...

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