The main part of the collection consists of about 12,000 pieces collected enthusiastically by Late Seizō Ota Ⅴ.
About Ukiyoe, it became popular in the Edo Period, when the artist Hishikawa Moronobu used them to illustrate his book of One Hundred Poems by One Hundred Poets.
Monochrome woodblock prints soon graduated to multiple colors, and began to be used for advertising flyers and children's cutout books.
In Japan, Ukiyoe was regarded primarily as entertainment, but in the West it was seen as serious art, and it made an enormous impact on artists in other countries. Admiring European painters copied its style and incorporated it into their own work.
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