ukiyo-e

noun
uki·​yo-e | \ ü-ˌkē-ō-ˈyā How to pronounce ukiyo-e (audio) , -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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The first known use of ukiyo-e was in 1879

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“Ukiyo-e.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ukiyo-e. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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