This is a collection of traditional style Japanese artworks. Painting has always been a very popular form of artwork; while woodblock gained ground during the Edo period between the 1600-1800's. While some of these artworks are paintings and others woodblock, and some much newer than others, they all retain the traditional style. This can be seen in the very light skins of the individuals in the art, the lightness of the art, the distinct lines, and vivid colors. Many of the artworks depict everyday life or popular stories.