Collection: Ukiyo-e

Ukiyo-e (Japanese: 浮世絵, roughly “pictures of the flowing world”) is a collective name for a specific genre of Japanese painting and Japanese printmaking (illustrated books and woodcuts) that reflects the attitude to life and worldview of the emerging bourgeoisie and the broad majority of the population the major cities of Japan, particularly in Edo (Tokyo), during the so-called Edo period.