Featured Topic: Shintō

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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
Asian Odyssey Lesson Plans: Shintō
The Cleveland Museum of Art
10 lesson plans related to Shintō. Lesson plans are in .pdf format, and all use images from the Cleveland Museum's collection of Asian art.

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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.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.smith.edu/artmuseum2/online_exhibitions/handscrolls/hachiman_scrollo...
Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting from Japanese Religious Traditions
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Online presentation of a 2004 exhibition that was "distinguished by important examples of Buddhist and Shinto inspired calligraphy and painting." Features 13 objects from the exhibition, with audio commentary from the collectors about each object. An in-depth written guide to the objects is also available, as well as a video clip of the collectors discussing the works and the collection process.

Go to Museum Resource: http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/faithandform/
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...
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