Medieval Japan Artwork
By: Elizabeth Weidner
-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.