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Lit. large format. A size of *ukiyo-e •‚¢ŠG print. The term ooban refers to various types of paper in different sizes.

1@Also called oonishiki ‘å‹Ñ. A half sheet of sheet cut from a standard *oobousho ‘å•ò‘ sheet. Approximately 39-39.5 X 26-27 cm. The most common format size of full-color woodblock prints *nishiki-e ‹ÑŠG after 1780.

2@Also called *ooooban ‘åX”». A full sheet of *minogami ”ü”ZŽ†. Approximately 33 X 46cm. Used for prints of beautiful women *bijinga ”ül‰æ and *uki-e •‚ŠG in the mid-18c.

3@Also sometimes called yoko-ooban ‰¡‘å”». A paper which is generally placed horizontally (the width is greater than the height), measuring approximately 27-29 X 36-38 cm. The same size as two pages of a 17c book when opened wide. Used for sets of prints *kumimono ‘g•¨ by the very early ukiyo-e artists, such as Hishikawa Moronobu •HìŽté (?-1694), Torii Kiyonobu ’¹‹´M (1664-1729), as well as Okumura Masanobu ‰œ‘º­M (1686-1764).

4@Also called ooooban. A paper size of approximately 28-30 X 41-43 cm. Used for sets of prints by Hishikawa Moronobu and actor prints *yakusha-e –ðŽÒŠG by Torii Kiyomasu ’¹‹´”{ (act. early 18c).
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