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An Idiot's Guide:
Collect Like A Connoisseur 

Under the Shogun's Thumb


An Edo Gallery Blog

A brief visit to the birth of early ukiyo-e (woodblock prints), the start of the Edo period in Japan, and the circumstances that created an environment ripe for creativity among the artisans and merchants, and the appetite of the Japanese pleasure districts for art, theatre, and entertainment.




A dragon's ascent through the storm to Mt. Fuji. Double e-hon book plates by the artist, Katsushika Hokusai, in 100 views of Mt. Fuji.

Discover the art of Japan, the Edo period, and the lasting influence imparted by the artisans employed by the master's of Ukiyo-e print making.

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