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Architecture

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Throughout Japan's history, architecture has played an essential religious and cultural role for its people. Here are some examples of the types of…

Narrative Handscrolls

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Both secular and non-secular divisions of artists capitalized on the communicative functionality of narrative hand-scrolls (emaki). Illustrating…

Samurai Armor

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The armor of the Japanese represents more than just the ideas of war and protection; it engenders the spirit of the warrior in the traditional…

Samurai Weaponry

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Although armor is what boasts the courage of the samurai, the sword is subtly and irrevocably interlinked with the culture and art aesthetic of the…

Tale of Genji Emaki

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Secular hand-scrolls (emaki) play an important role in the tradition of Japanese story telling. Since the twelfth century, imperial patrons…