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Japanese Ukiyo-e

During the Edo Period (1615-1868), a uniquely Japanese art form developed known as ukiyo-e, or “pictures of the floating world.” A Buddhist concept, ukiyo originally suggested the sadness (uki) of life (yo). But during the peace and prosperity of the 17th century, another ideograph, also pronounced uki but meaning “to float”, emerged.

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