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Namazu-e G - Edo-Tokyo Museum

Namazu-e (G, earthquake woodblock print): a type of woodblock print that were made in great numbers immediately after the huge earthquake that struck Edo (Tokyo) in 1855. The namazu (catfish) was believed to cause earthquakes, and namazu-e showed human-like catfish being punished. @@

Namazu-e G - Edo-Tokyo Museum
thomas, Feb 13, 2012
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