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I refer, of course, to the Japanese Gallery at 66D Kensington Church Street, London W8, which have for years held four well-received selling exhibitions annually of Japanese woodblock prints.

Their current show, which closes at the end of August, offers a series of Life in the Chiyoda Palace by Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912).

There are 60 prints in the show priced from £120 to £400. This portrait, right, of a court lady published by Matsuki Heikichi in 1897 costs £120.