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Nishiki-e

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Ukiyo-e woodblock printmaking with Keizaburo Matsuzaki

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Ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints)

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Made In Tokyo  ~Ukiyo-e Traditional woodblock prints~

Nishiki-e is a type of Japanese multi-coloured woodblock printing; the technique is used primarily in ukiyo-e. It was invented in the 1760s, and perfected and popularized by the printmaker Suzuki Harunobu, who produced many nishiki-e prints between 1765 and his death five years later.