Art lovers have a chance to experience unique insights into Japanese history with a new exhibition at the Nikkei National Museum and Cultural Centre. The Nikkei Centre and the West Vancouver Museum are hosting a Ukiyoe Spectacular - featuring more than 100 woodblock prints from a private collection in Japan. It opened Jan. 11 and runs to March 23 at the Nikkei Centre, 6688 Southoaks Cres. in Burnaby. Ukiyoe-e, which literally means "pictures of floating world,"is an art form that dates back more than 300 years and reached its golden age during the Edo period (1604 to 1868). Photographer Lisa King was on hand Jan. 11 to check out the exhibition opening.