ARTH 331. Japanese Art and Culture
This course is a survey of the art and visual culture of Japan, focusing on the development of the pictorial, sculptural, and architectural traditions from prehistory to the present. Topics to be investigated will include Buddhist painting, sculpture, architecture, narrative hand-scrolls, and ink paintings. Also included are the arts related with the Zen sect; the diverse traditions of the Edo period, as well as woodblock prints, ukiyo-e, and the development of arts of the Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods.