The Edo Period of Japan Influenced the Design of Video Games

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The document will examine an Art period which has influenced the appearance and design of video games. This will include the topic of the Edo period of Japan and how it affected generations of artists to the modern day. The Edo period set in the era of 1603-1867 was commonly known as the Tokugawa Period, this was when the Japanese society was ruled by Tokugawa Shogunate and the country’s 300 regional Daimyo, which at the time were powerful territorial lords who rules most of Japan which then was contained under strict social order, economic growth and prohibited foreign contact with outside countries. Many of japans historical artists would usually create illustrations on large scrolls of paper which are called ‘Emakimono’. Paint ceramics, calligraphy on silk or paper, use ink wash to paint vast landscapes. The most popular art form was ukiyo-e. Tawaraya Sotatsu popularized the ‘Tarashikomi’ style of painting meaning “Dripping in” which means applying a second layer of paint before the first is dry, it was mainly used for creating fine detail on water surfaces or flowers. (Wind God and Thunder God) (17th century) (Koetsu) And (Sotatsu, The Deer) Left image (Sotatsu, Peonies and Lilies) (1568-16-15) right image Sotatsu uses the Tarashikomi technique daintly and effectively as you can see

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