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Suzuki Harunobu [Suzuki Hozumi; Shikojin, Chōeiken]locked

(b ?Edo [now Tokyo], ?1725; d Edo, 1770).
  • Tadashi Kobayashi

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Japanese printmaker, book illustrator and painter. A central figure in the development of ukiyoe (‘pictures of the floating world’) woodblock printmaking during the mid-Edo (1600–1868) period (see Japan, §X, 3, (iii)), Harunobu’s most important contribution was the introduction of the first ...

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