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When one thinks of items representative of Japan the list inevitably includes kimono, sushi and bullet trains but one shouldn’t overlook the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo-e.  The word ukiyo refers to the world of common people and e means picture. This art form originated in the late sixteenth century in the ancient capital of Kyoto and the first ukiyo-e were not woodblock prints at all but paintings of everyday life.

When one thinks of items representative of Japan the list inevitably includes kimono, sushi and bullet trains but one shouldn’t overlook the beauty of Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo-e. The word ukiyo refers to the world of common people and e means picture. This art form originated in the late sixteenth century in the ancient capital of Kyoto and the first ukiyo-e were not woodblock prints at all but paintings of everyday life.

Winner, Professional Contemporary Issues. Prisons of South America. Prison inmates in Santiago, Chile. (© Valerio Bispuri/2013 Sony World Photography Awards)

Winner, Professional Contemporary Issues. Prisons of South America. Prison inmates in Santiago, Chile. (© Valerio Bispuri/2013 Sony World Photography Awards)

Statue of the Victims    Statue for the Victims at the site of the old Jewish cemetery in Berlin prior to its dessecration by the Nazi Sturmenabteiler.

Statue of the Victims Statue for the Victims at the site of the old Jewish cemetery in Berlin prior to its dessecration by the Nazi Sturmenabteiler.

Eiserne Lady: Mamphela Ramphele kritisiert die südafrikanische Regierung.

Eiserne Lady: Mamphela Ramphele kritisiert die südafrikanische Regierung.

amaBhungane - ​Gordhan blows whistle on Guptas' R6.8bn 'suspicious and unusual payments'

amaBhungane - ​Gordhan blows whistle on Guptas' R6.8bn 'suspicious and unusual payments'

‘A nation divided’ … Brock Peters as Tom Robinson in the 1962 film of To Kill A Mockingbird.

‘A nation divided’ … Brock Peters as Tom Robinson in the 1962 film of To Kill A Mockingbird.

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