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The purpose of this site is to explore the relationship between artists and patrons in the development of Japanese art. By citing specific examples of architecture, Japanese hand-scrolls, and Samurai artistry, we identify some of the ways in which the art of Japan reflects the demands of patrons as well as the cultural function of Japanese imagery.

This site is divided according to these respected groups and are categorized into the following collections: Tale of Genji Emaki, Architecture, Samurai Armor, Samurai Weaponry, and Narrative Handscrolls. Each collection has its own description followed by several images, visually linking text and image.

This site was created for Dr. Judy Bullington's Asian Art and Architecture course, Spring 2011 by Lizzie Davis (Art History), Kelsey Taylor (Studio Art), and David Walker (Art History).