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20 Facts You Probably Didn't Know About Ukiyoe (浮世絵)

You've most likely seen or heard about Katsushika Hokusai (北斎葛飾), who painted the iconic "Big Wave." He's one of the famous Ukiyoe artists in Japan. But do you know what Ukiyoe is? Here are 20 facts to enlighten you on Ukiyoe, a unique art genre that flourished in Japan during the Edo period!


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