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Image of Noah's ark by unknown artist, 11th-12th century [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons.
|15||The Fuji From The Mountains Of Totomi
Woodblock made ca. 1930 exactly the same way as they were made by artisans ca. 1830. The skill and the care are the same. There is a drawing or a copy of it coming from the artist. Then the woodcutter and the printer take over. Their skill varies. Hokusai once wrote to one of his editors that he was not happy with one of the woodcutters. In the case of the new cuts of the 36 views of the Fuji, only experts can distinguish the many versions - mainly by differences of the frame around the script
Attribution: Katsushika Hokusai [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons