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Surimono and Poetry

The genre of Japanese woodblock prints known as surimono is characterised by the harmonious combination of poetry and image. Surimono were produced specifically for private use, not for sale in the market, to exchange as gifts on special occasions, particularly … Continue reading

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Scenes of Last Tokyo

Scenes of Last Tōkyō (Tokyo kaiko zue): Japanese Creative Prints from 1945 Gallery 29, until 5 June 2016 The spring 2016 exhibition in the Ashmolean’s Eastern Art Prints and Paintings gallery highlights a set of fifteen Japanese woodblock prints published … Continue reading

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