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Art of Asia: Japan - Pictures of the Floating World

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Published on Apr 25, 2007

During the Edo Period (1615-1868), a uniquely Japanese art from developed known as ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the floating world." For the first time in Japanese history, a rising class of city dwellers had the financial means to support an art of their own - an art which reflected their interests and tastes.

From the Art of Asia interactive media program at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, this video was originally produced in 1992. http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/

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