- May 2, 2008--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, Kevin Myers <dobharchu@...> wrote:
> That's really odd, since the Koreans and Chinese were usingwoodblock printing as early as the 8th century. And it is surprising
too that the Japanese would not have picked it up given the level of
influence of Chinese culture in Japan in the Heian era (correct me if
I'm wrong on that bit).
Maybe. Japan broke off contact with the mainland at some point around
that time (or perhaps slightly later - don't have the exact date
handy at the moment). There's a huge body of Yamato-e painting, but no
wood block printing - or at least no extant prints I'm aware of -
until the Edo period. Go figure.
Saionji no Hanae
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