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