Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints and the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan

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  • Jul 23 2010 3:44 PM

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In this lesson, from EDSITEment, students investigate Edo Period Japan through the window provided by woodblock images of the landscape, life, and interests of the rising townspeople. Students use the famous woodblock prints of artists such as Hiroshige and Hokusai as primary documents to help them gain insight on Japanese history.

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    Grade: 9 to 12

    Topics: History-Social Science, Visual Arts, World History

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