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Japanese Art

By: Ellie Adler, James Weiner, and Lila Plaut

Anime
Anime is more of a cartoon style of art, that is very popular, and watched by many
people in Japan. It can be drawn, or animated. Anime is a diverse art form, consisting
of lots of techniques and many different aspects. Since Anime is so popular, there
are as many as 430 production studios! Anime follows a plotline, and consists of
graphics, as well as colorful characters. Anime characters are usually not realistic, with
big eyes and tiny figures. A style of Anime is called Chibi. Chibi is a plump version of
Anime, and isnt as strict as other parts of it. This is Anime.

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Paintings
Japanese painting come in a wide variety of styles, that have evolved greatly over
the years. As far back as 300 B.C, people were painting stick figure on pottery, and
people have been finding murals since about 500 A.D. The Yamato-e painting style
was very popular in the Heian period. This style of painting is generally used to
create folding screens and screen doors. Under the Wave of Kanagawa is a very
famous japanese painting done by Katsushika Hokusai. It is a multi-colored
woodblock print, painted by ink, on about a 14 inch by 10 inch frame. This style of
painting is called Ukiyo-e prints. In the picture, there is Mount Figi, which is the
highest mountain in Japan, in the back, but it doesn't take up the whole frame.
What does take up most of the painting is a giant thrashing wave. The mountain
is almost seeming to be crushed by the wave. This painting is actually in a series
of paintings, known as the 36 views of Mount Fuji. In some of the other paintings
in the series, it shows the mountain in different ways, such as in a bustling city.
Overall, Japanes painting comes in lots of unique styles and forms.

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Buildings
Japanese Houses are built about 10 inches above the ground with wooden
pillars under them to avoid moist. Japanese roofs are often used hanging over
farther off the house because they believed the shape could ward off evil
spirits of course to this day they dont believe that anymore but the roofs
just became the style in japan. Roofs of traditional houses in japan are made
of wood and clay with tiles or thatched areas on top. For large gatherings
these partitions are removed to create one large meeting room. During a
normal day partitions can create much smaller and more manageable living
spaces. Fusmas are sliding pannels that act as doors and walls they give
japanese houses many possibilities as rooms can be dynamically reconfigured

Japanese Buildings

Sources
Wave painting
Japanese art
Japanese Buildings
Japanese Roofs
Anime