Growth of Japanese Culture
Distinctive Japanese Arts- Summarized by Libby Nunan
Japanese calligraphy is created with brush strokes. They use black ink because it is simple, and Zen Buddhism promotes simplicity. This is a common art form.
Japanese people frequently arrange flowers in a way that is simple ( a.k.a zen) and beautiful. The Buddhists brought this tradition to Japan. Bonsai is a Japanese tradition where you grow miniature trees or shrubs in trays or pots. A Bonsai tree was pictured at the top.
Easy Japanese Maple Bonsai.