02 Japanese Culture

Ukiyo-e 浮世絵

Ukiyo-e is a genre of art established in the Edo period. Its themes vary from lives and trends of common people, numerous scenic spots to women and actors. It became popular among ordinary people. Ukiyo-e styles include hand drawings and woodblock printings. Some world famous ukiyo-e painters are; Utagawa Hiroshige known for “The Fifty Three Stations of Tokaido Road” and Katsushika Hokusai known for “The Thirty Six Scenic Views of Mt.Fuji”. They received high praise overseas and their styles had a big influence on European impressionists in the 19th century.


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