Images of the Floating World  

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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.
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Train wreck at Montparnasse (October 22, 1895) by Studio Lévy and Sons.

Images of the Floating World (1978) is a book by Richard Lane published by Putnam. The "Floating World" of the title translates as Ukiyo. The book is about the famous Japanese woodblock prints known as ukiyo-e, or "pictures of the Floating World", depicting scenes of the Floating World: geisha, kabuki actors, sumo wrestlers, samurai, chōnin and prostitutes.




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