I’m sure this sign has gone viral meaning I’m not the first person to post a photo of it, and I probably won’t be the last. The Ukiyo-e Small Museum is open whenever the owner feels like it. What is ukiyo-e, you ask? It literally means “pictures of the floating world,” which is appropriate for this type of woodblock painting, traditional in Japanese art between the 17th and 19th centuries. Located in the middle of a random neighborhood in Kyoto, it is more like a shop than an actual museum, the owner sells the prints he makes. Let’s not forget Japan has a broader definition of the term “museum” as it can literally mean almost anything, as long as it is a collection of something.