Glossary of Terms

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Letter Y

Yakko: a manservant to a samurai.

Yakusha-e (Actor pictures): painting or print of an actor.

Yoko-e (Horizontal picture; also called yoko-ban): prints with a horizontal format.

Yokohama: a port near Edo, opened to foreigners in 1859.

Yokohama-e (Yokohama pictures): late style of ukiyo-e which was popular between 1860 and 1880 and which illustrated scenes of Yokohama in the late Edo and the early Meiji.

Yoshiwara: name of the licensed quarter in Edo.

Yukata: an informal cotton kimono or bathrobe.

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