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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
Artist Profile: Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849)
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Learn about the Japanese artist Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849).

Go to Museum Resource: https://education.asianart.org/resources/artist-profile-katsushika-hokusai/
Artist Profile: Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (1797–1858)
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Learn about the Japanese artist Utagawa (Ando) Hiroshige (1797–1858). Download a map of "Tokaido Road in Japan."

Go to Museum Resource: https://education.asianart.org/resources/artist-profile-utagawa-ando-hiroshige/
Asia Rising: Japanese Postcards of the Russo-Japanese War (1904-5)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"Imperial Japan’s 1904–05 war against Tsarist Russia changed the global balance of power. The first war to be widely illustrated in postcards, the Japanese view of the conflict is presented in images from the Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Japanese Postcards at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston." See the ESSAY section for an in-depth, illustrated reading of the images from the historical record. See the VISUAL NARRATIVES section for a shorthand view of the unit's primary themes and images. A CURRICULUM section for teachers and students can be found under the "Asia Rising" menu at the top of the page.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/asia_rising/index.html
Black Ships & Samurai: Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan (1853-1854)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Visualizing Cultures
"On July 8, 1853, residents of feudal Japan beheld an astonishing sight—foreign warships entering their harbor under a cloud of black smoke. Commodore Matthew Perry had arrived to force the long-secluded country to open its doors." The ESSAY section "examines graphics from the American and Japanese sides of the momentous encounter"; the VISUAL NARRATIVES section "retells topics or stories from the encounter." A CURRICULUM section for teachers and students can be found under the "Black Ships & Samurai" menu at the top of the page.

Go to Museum Resource: http://ocw.mit.edu/ans7870/21f/21f.027/black_ships_and_samurai/index.html
Chanoyu: The Japanese Art of Tea
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
The Japanese phrase Chanoyu, translated literally as “hot water for tea,” refers to the tradition of preparing and serving powdered green tea in a highly stylized manner. Learn more about this tradition. Download PDF on Japanese Tea Ceremony. See also Muromachi Period Tea (1338-1573) and Experience Chanoyu: The Japanese Art of Tea [PDF]

Go to Museum Resource: https://education.asianart.org/resources/chanoyu-the-japanese-art-of-tea/
Create a Miniature Collagraph Screen Inspired by the Japanese Screens Crows in Early Winter
Santa Barbara Museum of Art
Create a 2-dimensional design for a 3-dimensional structure in the form of a miniature tri-fold screen. Experiment with a collagraphy printmaking technique. Create a dynamic composition using only two colors.

Go to Museum Resource: https://content.sbma.net/education/lessonPlans/pdf/Miniature%20Collagraph%20Scr...
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