2017-2018 Catalog

ARTH 266 The Arts of Japan

An introduction to Japanese painting, sculpture, and architecture, from antiquity through the Tokugawa Period. Emphasis will be placed on the formation of an indigenous artistic tradition and its transformation under Chinese influence. The arts produced for patrons in Shinto, Buddhist, Zen courtly and samurai contexts will be examined. Museum visits required.


4 units

Core Requirements Met

  • Fine Arts
  • Pre-1800
  • Regional Focus