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Block wood print Geisha with kitten - Japan

This humorous - or maybe even allegorious - scene of a geisha with a kitten is a Japanese woodblock print of the bijinga type (depicting beautiful women). The shown format measures 25 x 11 cm and is meticulously made with - as far as I can count - 7 colours. This means 7 wood blocks were needed, and none of the colours "blurred" with the other ones. Truly Japanese craftsmanship.

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Taken on December 7, 2008