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Illustrated Gazetteer for Pilgrims, Edo period Japan

This work, entitled 'Kareki hana sakusha no
seigan' and printed in 1791, is an example of the genre of popular
fiction known in Japanese as 'kibyoshi' (yellow-cover books) which
flourished in the late 18th and early 19th centuries and were often
based on adaptations of Buddhist themes. These novels were aimed at
a mass market and were woodblock-printed in large large numbers.
This example is illus…