Multi Color Print (Nishikie)

The tools and process used to make Nishikie are exhibited here. Many Ukiyoe pictures were made using this technology. Three groups were engaged in this work. The 1st was the painter group which designed the image. The 2nd was the polychrome wooden block creation group which made the board for every color. The 3rd and final was the printing group. Each group constantly updated the techniques.