The first secular book was printed in Japan in 1591.
This was the Setsuyō-shū, a two-volume Chinese-Japanese dictionary.
An edition of the Confucian Analects was printed in 1598, using a Korean moveable type printing press, at the order of Emperor Go-Yōzei.
This document is the oldest work of Japanese moveable type printing extant today.
"The Barry Rosensteel Japanese Print Collection consists of 126 woodblock prints that date from the eighteenth to early twentieth centuries.