Japanese polychrome woodblock

Woodblock printing in Japan (Japanese: 木版画moku hanga) is a technique best known for its use in the ukiyo-e artistic genre; however, it was also used very widely for printing books in the same period. Woodblock printing had been used in China for centuries to print books, long before the advent of movable type, but was only widely adopted in Japansurprisingly late, during the Edo period (1603-1867). The technique is essentially the same as that which is called woodcut in Western printmaking.

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n° 1 Japanese polychrome woodblock
12,2 in. (31 cm.) x 8,3 in. (21 cm.)

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n° 2  Japanese polychrome woodblock
12,2 in. (31 cm.) x 8,3 in. (21 cm.)

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n° 3  Japanese polychrome woodblock
12,2 in. (31 cm.) x 8,3 in. (21 cm.)

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n° 4  Japanese polychrome woodblock
12,2 in. (31 cm.) x 8,3 in. (21 cm.)

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n° 5  Japanese polychrome woodblock
8,3 in. (21 cm.) x 5,9 in. (15 cm.)

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