|KEY WORD : art history / paintings|
| 1 Lit.
examined seal: i.e. seal of examination. A small round censorship seal containing
the character 'kiwame 極' (examined) which was supposed to appear on
all woodblock prints *ukiyo-e
浮世絵 issued during the period 1791-1842 (between the Kansei 寛政 reforms and
the Tenpou 天保 reforms), to indicate that they had passed inspection by officials
gyouji 行事 of the office of the Edo City Magistrate machibugyou
町奉行. See *aratame-in
2 A seal impressed onto the authentication certificate *origami 折紙 or aratamefuda 改札 often found with a painting or a work of calligraphy.
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