“FLOATING WORLD” OF JAPAN
A STARRY NIGHT
Night is a world lit by itself.
Utagawa Hiroshige (1797-1858) ranks with Hokusai as a master portrayer of the ukiyo-e or “floating world,” scenes of Japanese everyday life in the 18th and 19th century; the work above is included in the artist’s series 100 Famous Views of Edo. Antonio Prochia (1885-1968) was an Argentine poet, whose succinct verses have been compared to Japan’s haiku form.
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The above image is used solely for educational purposes and in the U.S. public domain.