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Genroku

[gen-roh-koo; Japanese gen-raw-koo] /gɛnˈroʊ ku; Japanese gɛnˈrɔ kʊ/
noun
1.
a period of Japanese cultural history, c1675–1725, characterized by depiction of everyday secular activities of urban dwellers in fiction and woodblock prints.
Origin
< Japanese, the imperial era name (official epithet) for the period 1688-1704 (< Middle Chinese, equivalent to Chinese yuán original, first + good fortune)
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