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The Ōta Memorial Museum of Art

The Ōta Memorial  Museum of Art

What makes the Ota collection especially remarkable is its depth, with representative masterpieces from the birth of the ukiyo-e tradition to its height. The colors and materials of the originals have been perfectly preserved.


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Ukiyo-e sites on the Internet

A Guide to the Ukiyo-e Sites of the Internet

Usually the word ukiyo is literally translated as “floating world” in English, referring to a conception of an evanescent world, impermanent, fleeting beauty and a realm of entertainments (kabuki, courtesans, geisha) divorced from the responsibilities of the mundane, everyday world; “pictures of the floating world”.