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Art of Japan Elegance, wit, asymmetry
<ul><li>Japan had periods of isolation and periods of trade with Korea and China. </li></ul><ul><li>Various forms of Buddh...
Buddhism came to Japan during early 6th century BCE, from Korea & China (Asuka Period). Originally Buddhism was Mahayana f...
This ink painting from the early 14th century illustrates a Zen Buddhist monk sewing. Monk Sewing , Kao Ninga Zen monks li...
Phoenix Hall , Kyoto prefecture, Temple dedicated to phoenix and Amida Buddhism. Heia period, 1053 CE, example of Pure Lan...
Himeii Castle, Momovama Period, 1601.. Portuguese explorers arrived in Japan w/new weapons.  Fortified castles became norm...
Kano  Fusuma , ink and gold on folding screens, Momovama period, 1563-73  Kano school of decorative murals in temples and ...
Edo Period-FOCUS   <ul><li>Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun </li></ul><ul><li>Period of peace and prosperity </li></ul><ul><l...
Hokusai was influenced by Western painting, studied Dutch landscapes Did daily scenes and 36 views of Mt. Fuji Credited wi...
The Great Wave , Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock print on paper, Edo period, 1831, 10” x 14” approx.  Part of Mt. Fuji serie...
Sudden View on a Clear day , Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock print on paper, Edo period, Part of Mt. Fuji series; - 36 views...
Geisha as Daruma Crossing the Sea Suzuki Harunobu One of 1st uki-o-ye  wood block prints using colors, simplified lines, a...
 
The Eight Fold Bridge,  Ogata Kensan, Edo period. Combines painting, poetry, and calligraphy.  Illustrates bridge from 10t...
Asakura Jo (Old Man) Carved wooden maks, Edo period Noh masks such as this one are highly acclaimed in Japan.  Used in dra...
<ul><li>Daruma , Ink paintings from Edo period, by Hakuin Ekkaku </li></ul><ul><li>Portrays legendary Indian   founder of ...
Lacquer Writing boxes are still popular today.. These 2 are from Edo period Read about these in your book or take notes in...
Tea Ceremonies are still an important part of Japanese culture Simple, minimalist ritual Enter through a low doorway to sy...
Rock Garden , Kyota, Muromachi period c. 1480.  Much admired for simplicity.  Rocks sometimes thought to be islands, anima...
Before the Edo period, in the Muromachi period, we see hanging scrolls with ink and colors. What influences do we see here...
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  • Artist: n/a Title: Japan Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Myth and Religion: Buddhist Symbols Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Lotus flower, double lotus flower, chakra, marks of a buddha
  • Artist: Attributed to Kao Ninga Title: Monk Sewing Medium: Ink on paper Size: 31⅞ X 13½&amp;quot; (83.5 X 35.4 cm) Date: Kamakura period, early 14th century Source/Museum: The Cleveland Museum of Art. John L. Severance Fund (62.163)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Phoenix Hall, Byodo-in, Uji Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Heian period, c. 1053 CE Source/Museum: Kyoto Prefecture
  • Artist: n/a Title: Himeji Castle Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Momoyama period, 1601–09 Source/Museum: Hyogo, near Osaka
  • Artist: Kano Eitoku Title: Fusuma Medium: Ink and gold on paper, on paper Size: height 5&apos;9 ⅛&amp;quot; (1.76 m) Date: Momoyama period, c. 1563–73 Source/Museum: From the central room of the Juko-in, Daitoku-ji, Kyoto
  • Artist: Tawaraya Sotatsu Title: Pair of six-panel screens, known as the Matsushima screens Medium: Ink, mineral colors, and gold leaf on paper Size: each screen 4&apos; 9 ⅞&amp;quot; X 11&apos; 8 ½&amp;quot; (1.52 X 3.56 m) Date: Edo period, 17th century Source/Museum: Freer Gallery of Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Charles Lang Freer (F1906.231 &amp; 232)
  • Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Great Wave Medium: Polychrome woodblock print on paper Size: 9 ⅞ X 14 ⅝&amp;quot; (25 X 37.1 cm) Date: Edo period, c. 1831 Source/Museum: From Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji. / Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii. James A. Michener Collection (HAA 13, 695)
  • Artist: Katsushika Hokusai Title: The Great Wave Medium: Polychrome woodblock print on paper Size: 9 ⅞ X 14 ⅝&amp;quot; (25 X 37.1 cm) Date: Edo period, c. 1831 Source/Museum: From Thirty-Six Views of Mt. Fuji. / Honolulu Academy of Arts, Honolulu, Hawaii. James A. Michener Collection (HAA 13, 695)
  • Artist: Suzuki Harunobu Title: Geisha as Daruma Crossing the Sea Medium: Polychrome woodblock print on paper Size: 10 ⅞ X 8 ¼&amp;quot; (27.6 X 21 cm) Date: Edo period, mid-18th century Source/Museum: Philadelphia Museum of Art. Gift of Mrs. Emile Geyelin, in memory of Anne Hampton Barnes
  • Artist: Uragami Gyokudo Title: Geese Aslant in the High Wind Medium: Ink and light colors on paper Size: 12 3⁄16 X 9 ⅞&amp;quot; (31 X 25 cm) Date: Edo period, 1817 Source/Museum: Takemoto Collection, Aichi
  • Artist: Uragami Gyokudo Title: Geese Aslant in the High Wind Medium: Ink and light colors on paper Size: 12 3⁄16 X 9 ⅞&amp;quot; (31 X 25 cm) Date: Edo period, 1817 Source/Museum: Takemoto Collection, Aichi
  • Artist: n/a Title: Japan Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: Ogata Korin Title: Lacquer box for writing implements Medium: Lacquer, lead, silver, and mother-of-pearl Size: 5 ⅝ X 10 ¾ X 7 ¾&amp;quot; Date: Edo period, late 17th–early 18th century Source/Museum: Tokyo National Museum, Tokyo
  • Artist: Sen no Rikyu Title: Tai-an tearoom Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Momoyama period, 1582 Source/Museum: Myoki-an Temple, Kyoto
  • Artist: n/a Title: Rock garden, Ryoan-Ji, Kyoto Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: Muromachi period, c. 1480 Source/Museum: Photograph by Michael S. Yamashita, Spring 1993
  • Artist: Bunsei Title: Landscape Medium: Hanging scroll, ink, and light colors on paper Size: 28 ¾ X 13&amp;quot; (73.2 X 33 cm) Date: Muromachi period, mid-15th century Source/Museum: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Special Chinese and Japanese Fund (05.203)
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    1. 1. Art of Japan Elegance, wit, asymmetry
    2. 2. <ul><li>Japan had periods of isolation and periods of trade with Korea and China. </li></ul><ul><li>Various forms of Buddhism became very popular in Japan, especially Zen Buddhism. </li></ul><ul><li>Japanese were influenced by Chinese ink scroll paintings </li></ul><ul><li>One of the best preserved continuous artistic traditions in the world. </li></ul>
    3. 3. Buddhism came to Japan during early 6th century BCE, from Korea & China (Asuka Period). Originally Buddhism was Mahayana form, w/ many buddhas and bodhisattivas. Adopted as state religion, yet existed side by side with Shinto, a nature based religion.
    4. 4. This ink painting from the early 14th century illustrates a Zen Buddhist monk sewing. Monk Sewing , Kao Ninga Zen monks lived in monasteries, not wandering around preaching … they took ordinary live activities, such as sewing or working in a garden, as a form of meditation. This cultural philosophy still exists today in Japan. Innovative wood sculpture by Kosho shows practice of Pure Land Buddhist chanting. Monks traveled around Kuya Preaching, Kosho, 1207 Sculpture shows Pure Land monk traveling around chanting.. Tiny Buddhas coming out his mouth to represent the 6 syllables of the chang Na-mu-AmidaBudu
    5. 5. Phoenix Hall , Kyoto prefecture, Temple dedicated to phoenix and Amida Buddhism. Heia period, 1053 CE, example of Pure Land Buddhist temple. Pure Land Buddhism came to pominence.. New form, you can reach paradise through faith alone. Chinese influence in roofs and stone base. Water is part of design.
    6. 6. Himeii Castle, Momovama Period, 1601.. Portuguese explorers arrived in Japan w/new weapons. Fortified castles became norm to defend against cannons, etc. The Momovma Period Warriors, graceful design & SHOIN architecture
    7. 7. Kano Fusuma , ink and gold on folding screens, Momovama period, 1563-73 Kano school of decorative murals in temples and castles.. Pine = life, plum = sprint
    8. 8. Edo Period-FOCUS <ul><li>Tokugawa Ieyasu became Shogun </li></ul><ul><li>Period of peace and prosperity </li></ul><ul><li>Artwork, wood block prints, still beloved today </li></ul><ul><li>4 classes: samurai, farmers, artisans, merchants </li></ul><ul><li>Widespread literacy - arts flourished </li></ul>
    9. 9. Hokusai was influenced by Western painting, studied Dutch landscapes Did daily scenes and 36 views of Mt. Fuji Credited with being first “manga’ (sketch) artist.. Influenced later generations of manga & anime designers Hokusai and Manga Link between anime & shinto religion, ukiyo-e prints Hokusai - Influential Japanese Painter & Printmaker in Edo Period
    10. 10. The Great Wave , Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock print on paper, Edo period, 1831, 10” x 14” approx. Part of Mt. Fuji series; not considered art in Japan as widely produced; very popular in the West. Influenced Western art such as Impressionism. Personification of nature, 1st tiem landscape became major theme in prints flashcard
    11. 11. Sudden View on a Clear day , Katsushika Hokusai, woodblock print on paper, Edo period, Part of Mt. Fuji series; - 36 views of Mt. fFuji.. He studied Dutch landscapes flashcard
    12. 12. Geisha as Daruma Crossing the Sea Suzuki Harunobu One of 1st uki-o-ye wood block prints using colors, simplified lines, and showing GENRE theme Edo period mid 18th century Harunobu showed refined views of women in daily pursuits, small feet and hands, delicate drapery, and diagonal compositions UKI-YO-E means “floating World” flashcard
    13. 14. The Eight Fold Bridge, Ogata Kensan, Edo period. Combines painting, poetry, and calligraphy. Illustrates bridge from 10th century Tales of Ise, about a courtier who writes a poem with the 5 syllables meaning ‘Iris” because he missed Kyoto What other culture combined painting, poetry and calligraphy?
    14. 15. Asakura Jo (Old Man) Carved wooden maks, Edo period Noh masks such as this one are highly acclaimed in Japan. Used in drama and religious rituals, delicately carved wooden masks that reveal the emotions of a character NOH IS A TYPE OF DRAMA MASKS FOR MEN SHOW MORE EXPRESSIONS, WOMEN’S MORE BEAUTY Flashcard- what a No mask is
    15. 16. <ul><li>Daruma , Ink paintings from Edo period, by Hakuin Ekkaku </li></ul><ul><li>Portrays legendary Indian founder of Zen Buddhism Darma askBodhittarma. </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced from China in 12th century,Zen powerful force in Japanese literary and pictorial arts. </li></ul><ul><li>Hakuin was a Zen monk, took up painting as a spiritual exercise and for Buddhist teachings. </li></ul><ul><li>Reductive, simple style with convincing evocation of the intensity of Daruma’s meditations </li></ul><ul><li>flashcard </li></ul>Dharma , by Ekkaku Bodhidharma Ink Paintings of Founder of Zen Buddhism, by Ekkaku of Edo Period
    16. 17. Lacquer Writing boxes are still popular today.. These 2 are from Edo period Read about these in your book or take notes in class presentations
    17. 18. Tea Ceremonies are still an important part of Japanese culture Simple, minimalist ritual Enter through a low doorway to symbolize humility Private setting,.. Floor mats of woven straw, simplicity & delicacy Sit on floor in small pace Purity, harmony, respect, and tranquility Purification ritual of handwashing (Shinto connection) Handmade tea vessels very important
    18. 19. Rock Garden , Kyota, Muromachi period c. 1480. Much admired for simplicity. Rocks sometimes thought to be islands, animals, etc. Shows influence of Zen. Sands raked in designs. Nowater, but rocks and sand suggest water. Contemplation, reflection, rejuvenation key in Japanese philosophy. Shintoism - wood & stone. FLASHCARD KNOW ABOUT ROCK GARDENS
    19. 20. Before the Edo period, in the Muromachi period, we see hanging scrolls with ink and colors. What influences do we see here? What does the empty space represent in Bunsei’s landscapet? Bunsei , Landscape , mid 15th-Centure (on left)
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