Ukiyo-e

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This is not really Go-related, but there are several Japanese ukiyo-e prints relating to Go.

Most are based on a few themes from Japanese legends, or are of kabuki actors or beautiful women playing Go.

You can read about and see some of the prints [ext] here.

In the 18th and 19th centuries especially, ukiyo-e was a common printing process in Japan, using four woodblocks (one each for yellow, black, blue, and red), to make advertising posters as well as prints for sale.

-- Tim Brent


Ukiyo-e last edited by 68.164.30.144 on January 10, 2003 - 04:10
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