Conclusion: Finding the Floating World Today

The floating world lives on in the digital age. What endures to this day is the legacy of ukiyo-e as an art form that joyously embraces both the lofty existential ideals of so-called high art and the benefits of mass market appeal.  Now more than ever, in this digital age of immediate interconnectedness where information, entertainment, and advertisement continually knit closer together into a single mass of ever-evolving visual information, we continually look back to ukiyo-e for its ability to combine crisp graphic design, market appeal, and stirringly profound content.

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