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? Relish in the History of Japanese art as we cover the most important periods through the course of time. Japan
The history of Japanese art is extensive enough to form an encyclopedia in its own right. We find that the Japanese have had a long and rich history of art hat stretches back to ancient times. In fact some of the oldest artifacts known to man belong to the Japanese.
The different eras of art have been given names according to the places where the government was located. Historians claim that the earliest inhibitors of
Jimmu is recorded as being crowned the first emperor of
Another important era was the Kofun period in 250 BC. The culture of the time period is also known as the Haniwa culture which consisted of typical sculptures that were found on tombs. Bronze mirrors belonging to this time period have also been found.
With the advent of Buddhism into
The Nara period is one of the most significant eras in Japan’s history of art. It was under this era that the Japanese came under the complete influence of Buddhism which led them to adopt the Chinese Tang dynasty style. Many of the Buddhist temples that exist today belong to the
Next to follow was the Heian period which proved to be a decisive era for Japanese art. In this era Japanese art flourished in a wide variety of mediums. The first novel known as the tale of Genji Monogatari also belongs to this time period. Although the subject matter of the novel was highly controversial it was still a pioneer for the Japanese in the field of novel writing. The Fujiwara period is also known to be a time when art and literature flourished in Japan.
With the establishment of the Shogunate and the birth of the Samurais the Japanese artists got a new domain of inspiration for their art work. The
Samurai art is still a popular theme in