Resources Organized by Country/Region: Japan



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100 Views of Mount Fuji
The British Museum
Online presentation of the 2001 exhibition 100 Views of Mount Fuji, which explored "a wide range of manifestations of the mountain in Japanese art, as portrayed in 100 works by painters and print designers from the seventeenth century to the present." Featuring 19 images, each with explanatory text. Now hosted by Google Arts & Culture.

Go to Museum Resource: https://artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/QQ7n-PQc
After Feudalism: Westernization and National Identity
Princeton University Art Museum
An overview of political and artistic developments in Meiji Japan (1868-1912).

Go to Museum Resource: http://etcweb.princeton.edu/asianart/timeperiod_japan.jsp?ctry=Japan&pd=Meiji
Animals in Japan
The Cleveland Museum of Art
This lesson uses student’s love of animals to connect with Japanese culture through the examination of animal symbolism.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.clevelandart.org/lesson-plan-packet/animals-japan
Ansel Adams's Photographs of Japanese-American Internment at Manzanar
Library of Congress
"In 1943, Ansel Adams (1902-1984), America's most well-known photographer, documented the Manzanar War Relocation Center in California and the Japanese-Americans interned there during World War II." From the left sidebar select Collection Highlights for a selection of images and About This Collection for a more in-depth overview, plus see images of the entire first edition of Born Free and Equal, Adams's publication based on his work at Manzanar. Also see the Collection Connection section for a list of classroom resources.

Go to Museum Resource: http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/collections/anseladams/
The Art of Calligraphy in Asia
Princeton University Art Museum
“Calligraphy, the art of beautiful writing, was long considered the supreme art form in China, Japan, and Korea. This elevated status reflects the importance of the written word in East Asian cultures. In ancient China, early emperors asserted their power by engraving edicts or pronouncements on stone in their own calligraphic script. The elite members of society were scholar ¬officials, whose status was attained by their command of the written word. In addition to the central role played by writing in Chinese culture, the visual form of the language also contributed to the distinctiveness of the calligraphic tradition. The vast number and complexity of the characters that make up the Chinese script presented artists with a unique platform on which to explore the creative possibilities of design. The writing of Chinese characters-which was then widely adopted in Korea around the fourth century and in Japan in the mid-sixth century-was thought to be the purest visual manifestation of the writer's inner character and level of cultivation. It was the medium through which a person's thoughts, feelings, and artistry were best conveyed. In looking at a piece of calligraphy, we may admire the way a calligrapher manipulated the brush to create an object of beauty in which rhythmic energy is conveyed through strokes and dots done with ink. Changes in ink gradation, the relationship between characters, and the elegance of a single line can entice viewers regardless of the legibility of the text.

Go to Museum Resource: https://artmuseum.princeton.edu/object-package/art-calligraphy-asia/104193
Art of the Edo Period (1615–1868)
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A brief overview of artistic production in Japan during the Edo or Tokugawa period. With 9 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/edop/hd_edop.htm
Art of the Pleasure Quarters and the Ukiyo-e Style
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A lengthy discussion of the social developments in the Edo period that gave rise to literary and visual arts such as kabuki theater and ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints. With 5 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/plea/hd_plea.htm
Art of the Samurai: Japanese Arms and Armor, 1156–1868
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Online presentation of a 2009-2010 exhibition, the "first comprehensive exhibition devoted to the arts of the samurai" and "the first exhibition ever devoted to the subject of Japanese arms and armor conservation." With images of 27 objects.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/special/se_event.asp?OccurrenceId={F8E9ACA7-5B17-471F-...
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