The ukiyo-e genre of art flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries. Its artists produced woodblock prints and paintings of such subjects as female beauties; kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers; scenes from history and folk tales; travel scenes and landscapes; and flora and fauna. The term ukiyo-e (浮世絵) translates as “pictures of the floating world”.

Pictures of the floating world
UKI = float
YO = world
E = picture

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