Growth Of Japanese Culture

Distinctive Japanese Arts by: Summer Rose

Calligraphy and Painting

Just like the Chinese Japanese wrote with paint brushes and ink on paper. Calligraphy is known for it's beautiful writing. Paint brushes with paper and ink started in the 600's. Japanese detailed was usally very detailed.

Flower Arranging and Gardening

One tradition that buddhists brought to Japan was flower arranging. People would ephasized simple arrangements and would highlight simple nature. Bonsai is a type of art of growing mini trees or shrubs in small pots. A Zen garden were designed to help people think quietly. There gardens are arranged with rocks, pathways, and very few flowers or trees.
Japanese Garden "Portfolio" . Lee's Oriental Landscape Art


Essential question: What themes are reflected in Japanese arts?

review question:How did culture reflect an interest in natural beauty?