Distinctive japanese arts
summarized by Riley O'Connell
Calligraphy and Painting
The Japanese also write with brushes and ink on paper like the chinese. This called calligraphy. Calligraphy is the art of writing. Calligraphy started in the 600's. They started by writing with ink on silk scrolls. They write the Japanese characters that mean something and they usually have a caption near it to tell the meaning. The calligraphy usually tells events that have happened in the past.
How to Write 'Pride' in Japanese Calligraphy
Flower Arranging and Gardening
Buddhists brought the tradition of flower arranging to Japan. Buddhists liked to use he natural beauty of nature. Gardeners would try to show the natural beauty in their gardens. They would create gardens that focus on natural beauty. This tradition is still a big part of Japan today.
Some Japanese art forms
people would shape these trees as a form of art.
calligraphy was an important art form of words.
Japanese flower arrangements would show the natural beauty of the flowers
essential question and review
How did japanese culture reflect an interest in natural beauty