Medieval Japan Artwork

By: Elizabeth Weidner

Facts:

-Simplicity, beauty, and love are words that describe Japan's art.


-Calligraphy and Martial Arts are forms of artwork.


-Noh masks were often carved from a single piece of wood and were lightweight, so an actor could wear it for several hours in plays.


-They made wooden statues, furniture, and household items.


-Japanese used ink or watercolors to make landscape pictures on scroll paper or silk.


-Japanese nobles at the emperor's court learned to make origami.


-Origami is the art of folding paper.


-Shinto shrines were built in the Japanese style near a sacred rock, tree, or other natural feature that they considered beautiful.


-Buddhists temples were built in the Chinese style.


-The temples had many statues, paintings, and altars.


-Around their buildings, Japanese created gardens to imitate nature in a miniature form.