", "ukiyo e
", and "ukiyoe
The Japanese woodblock print genre of art, literally, "Pictures of the floating world"
Woodblock printing was popular during the Edo
in Japan, chiefly among the Japanese middle classes. Subject matter tended
to cover the brothel districts and Kabuki
theaters in the form
of greeting cards and single-sheet prints, as well as albums and books.
artists included Utamaro, Hokusai and Hiroshige.
Click here to see Woodblock Prints made by
the master, Maeda-san.