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A relief process in which the design is cut into and printed from the plank side of a wood block; distinct from "wood engraving (process)," which is a relief process using the grain end of a wood block.

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<relief printmaking processes>

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chiaroscuro woodcut
colour woodcuts


11yrs ago

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Designer: Masayoshi, Kitao

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