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Also *aka-e ÔŠG. A woodblock print colored only with shades of red. The color was thought to ward off smallpox housou ávጠand such prints were produced as charms against the disease. Housou-e originated in China and first appeared in Japan in the early decades of the 17c, but most were produced during the first half of the 19c when smallpox became widespread in Japan. Red-colored *Shouki ßéc and other subjects from folk legends such as *Kintarou ‹à‘¾˜Y and *Momotarou “‘¾˜Y were associated with physical health and strength, and were popularly depicted by artists such as Utagawa Kunitora ‰Ìì‘ŒÕ(fl. early 19c), Kuniyasu ‘ˆÀ (1794-1832) or Kunimaru ‘ŠÛ (1794-1829).
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