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It is believed that ukiyo-e (floating world) woodblock prints were first created in the late 17th century by Moronobu Hishikawa (1618-94) as a way to meet the demand for ukiyo-e paintings. With prints showing the latest kimono trends, kabuki actors and the life of common people of Edo, it didn’t take long for the more affordable, mass-produced version of ukiyo-e to become popular.

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