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People were more interested in absorbing the new sciences and technology than preserving traditional arts.
Japanese print-making was largely a commercial enterprise which aimed to produce cheap household decoration for ordinary people.
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For more than three centuries Japanese printmakers of exceptional skill and vision have created images of enduring beauty.
The term ukiyo-e, meaning 'pictures of a floating world,' is a pun on a Buddhist phrase meaning 'suffering world,' also pronounced ukiyo.
These prints are documents of a unique episode in trading history, and represent an early period in the art of the Japanese woodcut.
Imagine then the jolt to the artistic community when in 1842 prints depicting actors and courtesans were banned by the government.
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