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Art History 1 S10: Japan


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Draw a map of Japan and label the four main islands.
Hokkaido-small, north
Honshu-longest, in middle
Shikoku-tiny, southernmost
Kyusho-tiniest, b/w Honshu and Shikoku on southside
The __ Culture is the prehistoric culture of Japan that reigned from approximately 13,000BCE to 300CE.
The main food crop grown in Japan from 300CE onward was __.
Contemporary Japanese "see no conflict in having __ weddings and __ funerals."
Shinto, Buddhist
The military class in Japan after the Heian period was known as __. After a period of restructuring, some former military lost their positions and roamed the countryside as mercenaries known as __.
sumurai, Ronin
The most popular form of Buddhism in Jaman is __ __ Buddhism, in which one chants a single phrase to gain admission to paradise.
Pure Land
Name the two traditional capital cities of Japan.
Tokyo and Kyoto
Like Chinese, Japanese writing is read from __ to __ and from __ to __
top to bottom
right to left
The world's first known novel is __.
Ther term __ calls up the idea of the "Beauty of Stillness."
The term for popular Japanese woodblock prints is __ meaning "Pictures of the __ World."
Ukiyo-e, Floating
Four people are traditionally involved in the production of a woodblock print:
1-money guy
2-the artist
3-the carver
4-the printmaker
Ther term "Polychrome" means __ __
many colors
Name one of the series of woodblock prints by Utamaro.
3 Beauties of Edo
Name one of the series of woodblock prints by Hokusai.
The Great Wave of Kanagawa.
True or False: Japanese collectors have always known of the value of Ukiyo-e prints.
For what reason do Japanese Tea-Houses have low doorways?

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