Hishikawa Moronobu


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(Hishikawa Moronobu) , c.1618–c.1694, Japanese painter and color-print designer of the ukiyo-e school. He began his career as an embroiderer. His first of more than 130 illustrated books (1658) is usually regarded as beginning the history of Japanese ukiyo-e
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The exhibition's centerpiece is one such guide: A Visit to the Yoshiwara, by Hishikawa Moronobu (d.
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