Yamato-e

noun
Ya·​ma·​to-e | \ yäˈmätəˌwā \
variants: or less commonly Yamato \ -​ˈmä(ˌ)tō \
plural -s

Definition of Yamato-e

: a classical style of Japanese painting marked by shallow spatial illusion, bold colors, surface patterning, and stylized forms

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History and Etymology for Yamato-e

Japanese Yamato-e, from Yamato Japan + e picture, painting

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“Yamato-e.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yamato-e. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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