Japanese Popular Prints: From Votive Slips to Playing Cards

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In the West, we tend to associate Japanese prints with the ukiyo-e tradition - prints based on the aristocracy, cultural heroes, actors and the beautiful people of the time. These prints were (and are) considered to be fine art, using the highest quality of materials and immense time and skill. But behind the scenes, Japanese printmakers in the major cities were also catering for a working class culture, using intense speed and poor quality materials to create beautiful multi-coloured decorative papers, votive name cards, ...

Japanese Popular Prints: From Votive Slips to Playing Cards 2006, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824830830

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Japanese Popular Prints: From Votive Slips to Playing Cards 2006, A & C Black Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780713665178

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