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  • Essay on History of Japanese Art

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    Throughout many centuries, art has portrayed an exceedingly dominant role in Japanese culture. These forms of artwork varied from everything from pottery to clay figurines. Overall, the majority of Japanese art was and still is considered to be of high importance in Japanese history. However, the most intriguing and unique form of art was the Isho-ningyo and Iki-ningyo dolls, otherwise known as the "fashion doll" and the “living doll”. Both the Isho-ningyo and the Iki-ningyo were merely two of the

  • The Importance Of Martial Arts In Japanese Culture

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    values of Japanese culture. However, years of training to become a martial arts master does not make for a compelling American teen film, therefore Hollywood localized Japanese traditions in order to create a story of an underdog kid winning the All-Valley Karate Tournament and the girl of his dreams (Avildsen). Localization is the changing of a product’s function or characteristics to accommodate a particular country or area (localized). This simplifies the original meaning of martial arts, and fails

  • Art Nouveau By Edward Burne Jones From The Pre- Raphaelites And The Japanese Style

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    Art nouveau is a elegant decorative art style characterized by ornate patterns of curvilinear lines. This period of art somewhat rooted from the a mixture of the Arts and Crafts movement, William Morris, Edward Burne-Jones from the Pre- Raphaelites and the Japanese style. It became popular across Europe and the in United States. Art Nouveau as a style is a beautiful mixture of elaborate Celtic looking patterns, classical elements, flat color and delicate women in nature. This style breaks the traditional

  • Japanese Art : The Edo Period Of The Japanese Culture

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    created in Edo period of the Japanese art culture. This period started in 1615-1868 when culture expression started to really blossom for the Japanese culture (Singer). From statues, lavish paintings, and religion the art speaks vibrant vibrations. This culturally diverse period gets its name from the city of Edo, known as Tokyo modern day. Which became the headquarters of the government when Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542 – 1616) unified the country (Department of Asian Art). The Tokugawa regime was started

  • Analysis of Art

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    Title: Cuteness and Loneliness Life is full emotions like happiness and sadness. People sometimes feel happy, joyful, and cheerful, but sometimes sadness or depression. Edward Hopper and Takashi Nakamura draw their paintings to express different feelings. In Edward Hopper’s painting “Morning Sun” (1952), he displays the image of a woman looking outside alone in order to symbolize the woman’s feelings about “depression,” but also how she still has “hope” for her own life. On the other hand, in Takashi

  • Great Art Will Be A Transparent Reflection Of Society

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    Great art will always be a transparent reflection of the society in which it was produced. The greatest artists are able to blend cultures and practices into a single work, creating an aesthetic dialogue that challenges viewers to look at the piece with multiple perspectives and creates the opportunity for continuous discovery upon subsequent visits. On the first floor of the new Broad Museum, in Downtown Los Angeles, there is a piece of art executed by the prolific Japanese artist, Takashi Murakami

  • Virtual Museum Of Japanese Arts

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    nation of Japan, according to Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts (2016), has a rich history that largely alternates between times of imperial and military control. The Jomon period, which started in 10,000 BC, is the earliest instance of culture in Japan. This period transitioned into the Yayoi period (300 BC), which, according to Columbia University’s Dr. Heinrich (2009), featured a more advanced agricultural society. Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts (2016) continues to describe the Kofu period (300-710

  • Essay Buddhist Japanese Art

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    Introduced by a mission from Korea in 552 C.E., Buddhism has long been a central theme in Japanese artwork. Since the king of Paekche, a kingdom in the South East of the Korean peninsula, first gave the Japanese emperor a bronze Buddha statue, the Buddhist art forms that were periodically introduced from China and Korea were tempered in the crucible of local custom and usage, to yield a rich tradition of religious art. The role of Buddhism in Japan was greatly amplified during the life and reign of

  • Analysis Of Ryu, A Japanese Form Of Martial Arts

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    Wado Ryu, a Japanese form of martial arts, is not one of the most popular styles, but it is definitely one of the most effective styles to train in both mentally and physically. Wado Ryu has been a major part of my life since I started in 2007, and I 've made my way up the ranks to second degree black belt (nidan) since then. The research I did for this report helped me further my pursuit to be the best martial arts student I possibly can be. This uncommonly chosen topic intrigued me, because there

  • Essay on Onnagata: The Art of Woman in Japanese Kabuki

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    The grace of a swan, subtle graceful movements, beauty, and finesse, these are all aspects of the Japanese Onnagata 1.The Onnagata (male actors portraying women) in Japan is viewed as the ideal women, according to the revered Misaki Isaka, their conduct “offstage is made responsible for artistry onstage, such as singing (ka), dancing (bu), and acting (ki)” 2. This is how Japanese society has come to view them over the years, but in reality, the Onnagata is a repressed individual that is not allowed