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1618, Yasuda, Japan—d. c. 1694, Edo, now Tokyo), Japanese printmaker, the
first great master of Ukiyo-e; i.e., the picture of the transient world of daily life. The
son of a provincial embroiderer, he started by drawing designs for embroidery.
May 1849), Japanese artist and printmaker of the Ukiyo-e school, who was one of
the greatest masters of the Japanese colour print. Abstract of text biography.
Hokusai started drawini at 5, became apprenticed to a wood-bloc engraver at 15,
The Kuh-e aman Valley, extending 50 mi (80 km) north of Kabul city, played an
important role in ancient history; it was a ... under Mizuno Toshikata, a painter in
the tradition of Ukiyo-e (paintings and wood-block prints of the “floating world”).
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