The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

Jul 3, 2013

The 'floating world' that drifted to the West

by C.B. Liddell

The main pleasure of any extensive ukiyo-e (woodblock print) exhibition, like the “Floating World” show now on at the Mitsubishi Ichigokan Museum, is the evocation of the unique civilization that underlies this particular slab of global modernity. Among the sleek office buildings of the ...