A school of Japanese art depicting subjects from everyday life, dominant in the 17th-19th centuries.
More example sentences
- The prints have a lot of color graduation instead of plain even color areas that are so typical for classical Japanese ukiyo-e.
- The origins of Japanese woodblock prints or ukiyo-e go back to the middle of the 17th century.
- Sukeroku is frequently depicted in ukiyo-e, easily recognized by his stylish purple headband.
Japanese, from ukiyo 'fleeting world' + e 'picture'.
Definition of ukiyo-e in:
- The British & World English dictionary