|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
| The smudges that result on a woodblock print *ukiyo-e
浮世絵 if the areas between the raised ridges on the printing block have not been
completely carved out. When the carved out areas are not deep enough, there is
a danger that they will be inked during printing and cause smudges, ketsu on what should have been the blank background of the finished print.
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