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 Moronobu Hishikawa  

The foremost artist of ukiyoe.

Ukiyoe pictures were expensive because most of them were original paintings, but by coming up with the idea of making them by the wood-block printing process, he helped them spread rapidly.

A beauty looking back

A drawing of a woman stopping to look back while walking shows the way of tying a ladies’ obi popular in the 1650s and a red kimono with chrysanthemum and ume blossom embroidery.

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