ukiyo-e: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (y-kē'ō-ā" Japn. &oobreve-kē'yô-e'), [key]
— n.
  1. a genre style of painting and printmaking developed in Japan from the 17th to the 19th centuries and marked by the depiction of the leisure activities of ordinary people.
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