浮世絵

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浮世絵 (ukiyoe): a woodblock print by Hiroshige, and example of ukiyo-e artwork.
Kanji in this term
う(き)
Grade: S

Grade: 3

Grade: 2
kun’yomi on’yomi
Alternative spelling
浮世繪 (kyūjitai)

Etymology[edit]

Compound of 浮世 (ukiyo, the floating world, the pleasure quarters, in reference to the first main subject area) +‎ (e, picture, illustration).[1][2][3][4]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

(うき)()() (ukiyoeうきよゑ (ukyowe)? (kyūjitai 浮世繪)

  1. ukiyo-e, Japanese paintings and woodblock prints of the Edo period
  2. erotica
    Synonym: 春画 (shunga)
    • 2012, Shirakura Yoshihiko, Shunga ni miru irokoi no basho [Places of sensual love seen in erotica], page back cover:
      (しら)(くら)(よし)(ひこ)
      1940(いっせんきゅうひゃくよんじゅう)(ねん)(ほっ)(かい)(どう)()まれ。()()()(だい)(がく)(ぶん)(がく)()(ちゅう)退(たい)(なが)(ねん)(どく)(りつ)した(へん)(しゅう)(しゃ)として(げん)(だい)()(じゅつ)から(うき)()()にいたる()(じゅつ)(しょ)(へん)(しゅう)(きん)(ねん)では(うき)()()(しゆん)()(けん)(きゅう)(たずさ)わる。
      Shirakura Yoshihiko
      Issenkyūhyakuyonjū-nen, Hokkaidō umare. Waseda Daigaku bungakubu chūtai. naganen, dokuritsu shita henshūsha to shite gendai bijutsu kara ukiyoe ni itaru bijutsusho o henshū, kinnen de wa ukiyoe shiyunga no kenkyū ni tazusawaru.
      Yoshihiko Shirakura. Born 1940 in Hokkaido. Studied briefly at Waseda University faculty of literature. For many years, an independent editor compiling books on fine arts from contemporary to woodblock prints, in recent years engaged in research on erotica and curiosa.
    (The addition of quotations indicative of this usage is being sought:)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1988, 国語大辞典(新装版) (Kokugo Dai Jiten, Revised Edition) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan
  2. ^ 1995, 大辞泉 (Daijisen) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Shogakukan, →ISBN
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 2006, 大辞林 (Daijirin), Third Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 1997, 新明解国語辞典 (Shin Meikai Kokugo Jiten), Fifth Edition (in Japanese), Tōkyō: Sanseidō, →ISBN
  5. 5.0 5.1 1998, NHK日本語発音アクセント辞典 (NHK Japanese Pronunciation Accent Dictionary) (in Japanese), Tōkyō: NHK, →ISBN