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japonaiserie

[ jap-uh-nez-uh-ree, -nez-uh-ree; French zha-paw-nezuh-ree ]
/ ˌdʒæp əˌnɛz əˈri, -ˈnɛz ə ri; French ʒa pɔ nɛzəˈri /
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noun

stylistic characteristics, as in art, decor, or film, influenced by or reflective of Japanese culture and tradition.
something, as an art object, displaying these characteristics.

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Origin of japonaiserie

1895–1900; <French, equivalent to japonaisJapanese (JaponJapan + -ais<Latin -ēnsis-ensis; cf. -ese) + -erie-ery

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