ukiyo-e

noun
uki·yo-e | \ ü-ˌkē-ō-ˈyā , -ˈā \
variants: or less commonly ukiyo-ye

Definition of ukiyo-e 

: a Japanese art movement that flourished from the 17th to the 19th century and produced paintings and prints depicting the everyday life and interests of the common people also : the paintings and prints themselves

First Known Use of ukiyo-e

1879, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ukiyo-e

Japanese ukiyo-e genre picture, from ukiyo world, life + e picture

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