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'Ukiyo-e cafe' to turn classic paintings into high-tech period plays

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This artist rendering depicts performers making ukiyo-e paintings come to life at Yokohama's Kanagawa Kenmin Hall.

TOKYO -- Yokohama's premiere cultural venue will soon host a cafe featuring performers wordlessly acting out scenes in digitally replicated ukiyo-e paintings, which flourished in Japan between the 17th and 19th centuries.

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