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Classic Japanese woodblock prints to be shown in Beijing

Updated: 2021-02-19 14:47 ( chinadaily.com.cn )
A woodblock print depicting a blooming view of sakura by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utagawa Sadahide. [Photo provided to China Daily]

Who doesn't love the Japanese woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e?

They once inspired Western modern artists, such as Vincent van Gogh, and impressionist painters including Claude Monet, who were known for collecting these vibrant prints from the East.

They are also favored motifs by fashion brands today who collaborate with museums owning ukiyo-e collections to launch clothing designs featuring popular images, such as The Great Wave off Kanagawa from the Thirty-six Views of Mt. Fuji series by Katsushika Hokusai.

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