Growth of Japanese Culture
A Golden Age of Literature and Drama-By Ellie Kennedy
Japanese Writing Systems
The Tale of Genjii
Poetry was based on the natural beauty of the earth.
A haiku consisted of 17 syllables- 3 lines with 5,7,5 syllables.
Spirit of Zen
Most poems were written about the quiet reflective spirits of Zen.
Review Question: What new forms of literature and drama did the Japanese develop?
Essential Question:What is unique about about Japanese literature and drama?
What is unique about the Japanese literature and drama is that Mursaki wrote first story to focus on one individual which also made it the world's most important novel. Something unique about the Drama was that they had two different forms of drama that incorporates many different genres, from comedy dramas to romantic dramas.