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The term ukiyo-e, meaning 'pictures of a floating world,' is a pun on a Buddhist phrase meaning 'suffering world,' also pronounced ukiyo.
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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People were more interested in absorbing the new sciences and technology than preserving traditional arts.
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Japanese print-making was largely a commercial enterprise which aimed to produce cheap household decoration for ordinary people.
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