Growth of Japanese Culture

Distinctive Japanese Arts By:Riley Landolf

Calligraphy and Painting

The Japanese thought of their writing of a way to express beauty. Calligraphy is an art of beauty in writing. Calligraphers vary the shape and sizes of the characters in their writing to have different meanings. Most Japanese art are of landscapes, historical events and daily life in Japan. All of Japanese shows a love of natural beauty.

Here are some paintings showing Japan's natural beauty.

Flower Arranging and Gardening

One of the traditions that Buddhism brought to Japan was flower arranging. The Japanese try to highlight the natural beauty of flowers and try to make it simple but advanced. Landscape artists also did the same but with land. Bonsai is the art of growing miniature trees or shrubs in small pots or trays. They also have Zen inspired gardens to help people think quietly.

ESSENTIAL QUESTION

What themes are reflected in Japanese art?

REVIEW

How did Japanese culture reflect an intrest in natural beauty?
Japanese Calligraphy "Water"