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Coloured prints of the thousand Buddhas, 17. Jahrhundert

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The earliest woodcuts were used to disseminate Buddhist ideas and arrived in Japan from China. The technique offered several advantages: it was less time consuming than drawing. In addition, the complex qualities of the deities were shown in detail, which influenced the effect of the overall image.

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