toyama hanga 富山版画
KEY WORD : art history / paintings
Prints originally designed in the first half of the 19c by provincial artists and distributed by itinerant pedlars who sold medicines and other products in the Toyama 富山 area (Etchuu 越中, now Toyama prefecture). Became a general term for prints used to sell products in the provinces. Many designs were modeled on Edo actor prints. They were given away as advertisements or gifts and were therefore made cheaply on inexpensive paper of various sizes and shapes.


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