|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
|Lit one mon picture. A small-sized woodblock print, usually depicting a courtesan or actor, printed only in black ink. According to the 1833-35 SAKAKU GAFU 嵩鶴画譜, these inexpensive unsigned prints were plentiful during the Genroku 元禄 era (1688-1703). The name ichimon-e comes from the fact that the prints were sold cheaply for only one mon (the smallest unit of money) each.|
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