About the project

Ukiyo no Hito is an ongoing collection of illustrations made by Pietro Turino. The collection is inspired by the Ukiyo-e paintings, a genre of Japanese art which flourished from the 17th through 19th centuries.

The term 'Ukiyo'

The term "ukiyo", when written as meaning "the floating world", is also an ironic, homophonous allusion to the earlier Buddhist term ukiyo (憂き世, "sorrowful world"), referring to the earthly plane of death and rebirth from which Buddhists sought release.

  • The collection is available as NFT on Opensea. Every owner of an Ukiyo no Hito NFT can claim the high resolution file to print it.
  • Clothing and wall art with UNH art will be available soon on this website.
  • The purpose of this project is to create a community who shares the same love for the Japanese tradition and art. You can join the social networks below.
  • You can make any commission you want for the next people of the floating world and receive a discount on all the items that will be created.

About the artist

Pietro Turino is a Neapolitan illustrator who has a Master's Degree in Japanese language and culture. He's always been fascinated by the Japanese art tradition.

Pop Culture

One of the greatest peculiarities of this collection is the mix between tradition and pop culture.