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A museum in Matsumoto, Nagano Prefecture, said Monday five woodblock prints it owns have been confirmed as authentic works by famed ukiyo-e artist Katsushika Hokusai.

Fake copies of the set have been circulating in large quantities since the Meiji Era, with only a few originals confirmed. With the latest discovery, the Japan Ukiyoe Museum became the only institution to possess originals of all five works in the set.

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