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(technically 1688–1704, but more generally referring to 1680–1720) represented a high point in urban culture. Early Edo culture was risqué and sexually oriented, but as the era advanced, ukiyo culture gained greater sophistication. While ukiyo art, literature, and drama were 7 Edo Popular Culture The Floating World and Beyond: Late 17th to Mid-19th Centuries Edo Popular Culture / 175 focused largely on Kabuki actors and the courtesans of the pleasure quar- ters, they also began to reflect the triumphs and tragedies of daily life for urban commoners. By the late

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