Food, Farming, and Art
in Medieval Japan
- Calligraphy is the art of writing beautifully.
- The oldest form of poetry was the tanka.
- They made wooden statues, furniture, and household items.
- The Jomon made clay pottery in 5000 B.C.
- Noh masks were carved from a single piece of wood for actors
- The masks were lightweight and could be worn for hours.
Food and Farming
- The farmers grew rice, wheat, and barley.
- They often consumed rice and fish.
- Farming was the main source of wealth in Japan.
- The farmers used better irrigation than their ancestors.
- They planted more crops as improvements in farming occurred.
- Farmers would save enough food for themselves and their families.
- The excess food supply was sent to markets to be sold.