fuki bokashi  拭きぼかし
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Also zoukin bokashi 雑巾ぼかし, rag shading. Any wiping technique used to produce gradated tones (shading) on a woodblock print *ukiyo-e 浮世絵. The areas on the block that require shading are moistened first by wiping with a damp rag and then a small amount of pigment. The watered pigment when printed has a soft, blurred edge which blends into surrounding areas of color. The term is generally defined according to the particular shape of the final shaded area: shading in horizontal bands is called *ichimonji bokashi 一文字ぼかし and shading in indeterminate shapes is called *atenashi bokashi 当てなしぼかし. 


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