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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