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

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]

浮世絵 (shinjitai kanji, kyūjitai kanji 浮世繪, hiragana うきよえ, rōmaji ukiyoe, historical hiragana うきよゑ)

  1. ukiyo-e, Japanese paintings and woodblock prints of the Edo period
  2. erotica
    Synonym: 春画 (shunga)
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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