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The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A brief introduction to Shintō. With 4 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/shin/hd_shin.htm
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
A brief introduction to Shintō. With one related artwork.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.artsmia.org/art-of-asia/history/japan-shinto.cfm
The Legends of Hachiman
Smith College Museum of Art
"This particular pair of lavishly ornamented handscrolls illustrates the legends of the Shinto deity Hachiman. The paintings, which date to the mid-seventeenth century, are rendered in the yamato-e style favored by the members of the Tosa school to which they are attributed. Both the painting and the calligraphy exemplify the highly refined styles favored by the court at the start of the Edo period (1615-1868)." With background information on Shinto and Hachiman and viewing a handscroll. Some pages use Flash.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum2/online_exhibitions/handscrolls/hachiman_scrollo...
Seasonal Imagery in Japanese Art
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
A discussion of seasonal imagery in Japanese art, with an emphasis on the importance of Shinto, Zen Buddhism, and poetry. With 9 related artworks.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/seim/hd_seim.htm
Exploring Japan: An Interactive Learning Experience
Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
"Exploring Japan for grade six students offers students an opportunity for self-directed learning: three 'Learning Objects' may be investigated through a variety of delivery systems including maps, imagery, video clips and didactic material." The following topics are covered under each "Learning Object": 1) Samurai -- Arms and Armour; 47 Ronin; Bushido; Noh Theatre; 2) Meiji -- Geography; Technology; The Emperor; Lifestyles; 3) Spirituality -- Haniwa; Shinto; Buddhism; Confucianism. See the "Information for Teachers" section for a full list of learning objectives for each section.

Go to Museum Resource: http://aggv.ca/sites/default/virtual_exhibits/exploring_japan/index.html?q=exhi...
The Four Religions of East Asia
The Cleveland Museum of Art
This lesson provides an introduction to China and Japan's four major religions: Buddhism, Confucianism, Daoism, and Shinto.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.clevelandart.org/lesson-plan-packet/four-religions-east-asia
Mount Fuji
The Cleveland Museum of Art
The purpose of this lesson is to consider the cultural and religious significance of Mount Fuji, a recurring theme in Japanese art.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.clevelandart.org/lesson-plan-packet/mount-fuji
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