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During Japan’s Edo period, an era in which art and literature flourished, Kitagawa Utamaro (c.1754–1806) rose to fame as one of Japan’s most highly regarded artists and printmakers. Alongside his contemporaries Hiroshige and Hokusai, Utamaro was an acknowledged master of ukiyo-e (pictures of the Floating World). Now the Folio Society has produced a stunning limited edition facsimile of Utamaro’s work in a limited edition of 500 copies. Although he is now renowned for bijin ōkubi-e,...

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