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Ukiyo-e Playing Cards | 浮世絵

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Uploaded on Feb 17, 2012

These Japanese playing cards are printed with classic scenes from ukiyo-e prints. Ukiyo-e or Pictures of the Floating World were popular woodblock prints from the Edo Period of Japanese history. Subjects included geisha, courtesans, kabuki actors and sumo wrestlers. Notable Japanese ukiyo-e artists include Hokusai, Hiroshige and Utamaro. http://www.goodsfromjapan.com/ukiyoe-...

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