The Different Kinds of Japanese Art

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
WOMAN WAITING FOR THE MOON TO RISE BY UEMURA SHOEN IN 1944 - image courtesy of Japan Objects.

KINDS OF JAPANESE ART

Japanese Art withstood the test of time and continued to flourish and develop their beauty in the modern times. Furthermore, different kinds of japanese art continue to create the identity of Japan.

Ikebana

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
IKEBANA AS FLOWER OFFERINGS BY SHINTO BUDDHIST. Image Courtesy of bloomon.

Ikebana is the traditional art of flower arranging. In contrast to the modern times, Ikebana is focuses on different parts of the plant, not just how the colorful petals bloom. Above all, harmony is the key; the balance between branches and blossoms, colors and textures.

Ukiyo-e

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
EROTIC PRINT BY KITAGAWA UTAMARO. Image Courtesy of Metropolitan Museum of Art.

“Pictures of the fleeting world.” Ukiyo-e are pictures that are embedded in woodblocks that features a world in “fleeting pleasure.” Most famous in Edo Period, these woodblock prints features courtesans and geishas since one of ukiyo-e’s purpose is to embody the urban lifestyle and fashion. During this period, merchants have a social status to uphold which held them in the grasp of luxury and pleasure which were found in pleasure districts such as the brothel in Yoshiwara.

Shiki

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
HANDCRAFTED UME DOME BOX. Image Courtesy of Heiando.

Lacquer, in essence, is a varnish or a protective coating for wood, metal, etc. In Japan, Shiki or lacquerware is known for its beauty and durability and have been used for thousands of year. It’s main purpose is to preserve the natural beauty of the wood.

FROM POTTERY TO ANIME: THE HISTORY OF JAPANESE ART

Japanese Art have always been a timeless classic that until now people are still fascinated with it’s beauty and also, it encompasses more than just paintings and sculptures.

Shodo

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
THE ART OF SHODO. Image Courtesy of Invaluable.

Shodo, also known as Calligraphy, began at the Heian Period and it was imported from China. Shodo is a poetic script that may seem illegible but in Japan, the beauty can still be appeciated.

Tea Ceremony

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
KYOTO TEA CEREMONY BETWEEN MYANMAR ACTIVIST AUNG SAN SUU KYI AND JAPANESE TEA MASTER GENSHITSU SEN IN 2013. Image Courtesy of KQED.

As mentioned before, Japanese art does not end in paintings or visual and physical material. Another pride of japanese art is art of Tea Ceremony. It began in Heian Period as a way to welcome elite visitors. What makes a Tea Ceremony a work of art is their unique set of rules and etiquette that are need to be followed.

Kodo

The Different Kinds of Japanese Art
MIDORI INCENSE BURNER. Image Courtesy of Alexander Lamont the Blog.

Kodo or Incense Apprecition have become an important role in elite class in Japanese society. At that time before fragrances, nobles in the Japanese society use incense to scent their stuff to communicate. Until now, Kodo are still practiced although not common because of the expensive materials.

To learn more about different kinds of Japanese Art, Culture Trip made an article that eloborates further the different forms of Japanese Art.

If you are planning to revamp your place, Tokyo Grand Renovation is at your service. Tokyo Grand Renovation (TGR) is a Japanese home interior design and renovation firm that focuses on designing and building luxury spaces that are stylish, elegant, and also functional using Japanese lifestyle craftsmanship. TGR is located at the heart of Makati Central District. Learn more about us here.

For inquiries, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 832 16 76, or send an e-mail at  info@tgr.com.ph.

TGRはマカティの高級インテリアデザイン、リノベーション、会社です。TGRは 住宅および商業 スペースの為のデザインと建築を提供 し ております。お問い合わせは 、02832 1676 にお電話いただくか、 電子メール info@tgr.com.ph へ送信 お願いします。

日本語で会社のウェブサイトをご覧ください:https://tgr.com.ph/ja

Share This Story:

Share on facebook
Share on google
Share on twitter
Share on linkedin
Share on pinterest
More Blogs

Editor's Choice

Latest Blog

INQUIRE NOW

Contact Tokyo Grand Renovation and maximize quality and sophistication for your residential home or commercial space.

Our Works and Projects

デザイン・アンド・リノベーション

TRUMP TOWER
MATCHA LOUNGE
YAKINIKU KENSHIN