a final paper of 10-12 pages due on Friday, December 17 (45%)
1) Sept. 7 (T) Introduction: The The Japanese Aesthetic from a Contemporary Perspective
Anezaki, pp. pp. 3-49
Hendry, “The Sacred Power of Wrapping.”
Takashina, “Beauty in Japan and the West”
Varley, ch. 1
2) Sept. 9 (TH) The Beginnings of Japanese Art
Kitagawa, "Prehistoric Background"
Kageyama, The Arts of Shinto, pp. 79-94
Mason, pp. 13-38
Watanabe, Shinto Art, pp. 27-84
de Bary, ch. 2
Shinto: Nature, Gods, and Man in Japan (BL2220 .S4)
Sept. 11 (F) Opening of Confronting Tradition–Contemporary Art from Kyoto
Smith College Museum of Art, 5:00 pm
Early Buddhist Japan
Varley, ch. 2
3) Sept. 14 (T) The Introduction of Buddhist Art to Japan: Prince ShÇtoku and HÇryã-ji
Kurata, Temple, intro and skim entries
Mason, pp. 38-59
de Bary, ch. 3
4) Sept. 16 (TH) State Buddhism and the Nara Capital
Mason, pp. 59-74
Sugiyama, Classic Buddhist Sculpture, pp. 37-73; 84-126
de Bary, ch. 5
5) Sept. 21 (T) Internationalism in the Eighth Century: the Silk Road, the ShÇsÇ-in and TÇshÇdai-ji
Hayashi, The Silk Road and the ShÇsÇ-in, pp. 11-33, 85-103
Mason, pp. 74-80
Sugiyama, Classic Buddhist Sculpture, pp. 127-157
The Arts of the Heian Period: Esoteric Buddhism and the Development of Aristocratic Taste
Varley, chs. 3, 4
6) Sept. 23 (TH) The Heian Capital: The Imperial Palace, TÇji and Early Heian Buddhist Art
Mason, pp. 97-116
Nishikawa, The Great Age, pp. 27-30, 42-54
Paine and Soper, pp. 325-344
de Bary, ch. 7
Ishimoto, Mandala look at plates
Kitagawa, "Master and Savior"
7) Sept. 28 (T) The Rise of the Aristocratic Tradition: the ByÇdo-in and Chãsonji
Akiyama, "The Door Paintings"
Fukuyama, Heian Buddhist Temples, pp. 46-78; 106-128
Mason, pp. 116-135
Morris, pp. 47-63
de Bary, ch. 10
8) Sept. 30 (TH) The Courtly Aesthetic: the Illustrated Handscroll of The Tale of Genji, Calligraphy and the Heike nÇgyÇ
de Bary, pp. 172-176
, pp. 123-141
Meech-Pekarik, "Disguised Scripts."
Seidensticker, Tale of Genji, pp. 301-317
Morris, The Tale of Genji Scrolls (look at plates)
Mostow, “E no Gotoshi”
Seidensticker, pp. 636-722
9) Oct. 5 (T) Dynamic Narrative: Shigisan engi, Ban dainagon ekotoba, Kibi nittÇ ekotoba and ChÇju giga
Mills, A Collection of Tales from Uji, pp. 286-291, 319-321
Miya, ChÇju giga, plates and English summary, pp. 1-12
Murase, Emaki, pp, 15-28
Tanaka, Ban dainagon ekotoba, English pages 1-12
Alpers, “Describe or Narrate”
Shimizu, "The Shigisan Engi Scrolls"
Trends in Kamakura Art
Varley, pp. 91-111
10) Oct. 7 (TH) The Founding of Military Rule and the Reconstruction of Nara
Courtly Splendor, pp. 148-159
Mason, pp. 141-165
MÇri, Sculpture of the Kamakura Period, pp. 9-70.
Reischauer, pp. 271-289, pp. 345-7
de Bary, ch. 10
Kamo no ChÇmei, An Account of My Hut, in Keene
Morse, “Style as Ideology”
11) Oct. 14 (TH) Images of Heaven and Hell: Later Kamakura Sculpture and Painting
Akiyama, "New Buddhist Sects and Emakimono in the Kamakura Period."
Kaneko, “Priest Shinran”
Ienaga, Jigoku zÇshi, English pages 1-13
Mason, pp. 165-174
MÇri, pp. 70-122
Ruch, “The Other Side”
Oct. 14 Lecture – Yasuki Masako, Kyoto Seika University
FAY 113, 4:30 pm
The Muromachi Period and the Introduction of Zen Buddhism
Varley, pp. 105-139
12) Oct. 19 (T) The Zen Monastic Institution and Early Ink Painting
Colcutt, Five Mountains, pp. 1-21
Fontein and Hickman, Zen Painting and Calligraphy, pp. xiii-liv
, pp. 174-201
de Bary, pp. 226-240, 250-260
13) Oct. 21 (TH) Kitayama and the Three ShÇkoku-ji Masters–Josetsu, Shubun and Sesshã
Mason, pp. 202-5
Tanaka, Japanese Ink Painting, pp. 65--105
Varley, "Ashikaga Yoshimitsu"
14) Oct. 26 (T) Higashiyama and The Establishment of the Kano School
Gerhart, “HonchÇ Gashi and Painting Programs”
Kono, “The Organization of the KanÇ School of Painting”
Mason, pp. 205-207, 219-235
Tanaka, Japanese Ink Painting, pp. 105-129
Shimizu, "Workshop Management"
Wheelright, “Kano Painters”
The Momoyama Period and the Taste of the Warlords
Varley, ch. 6
15) Oct. 28 (TH) Castles, Barbarians and the Taste of the Warlords
Hirai, Feudal Architecture of Japan, pp. 9-67
Kosode, pp. 39-49 and entries 1-14
Mason, pp. 211-214
Spectacular Helmets, pp. 14-32 and skim entries
Tani, Namban Art, pp. 13-24 and scan entries
Wheelright, “A Visualization”
Meech-Pekarik, Momoyama, pp. xiii-xviii; 95-113
16) Nov. 2 (T) The Social Life of Objects: Japanese Screen Painting
, pp. 235-238
Okada, Genre Screens, skim entries
Takeuchi, “The Golden Link.”
Murase, Screen Painting, introduction and skim entries
17) Nov. 4 (TH) Temple Gardens, Tea Gardens and The Development of the Tea Ceremony
Cort, “Looking at White Dew.”
Hayakawa, The Garden Art of Japan, pp. 58-99
, pp. 209-210, 238-242
Varley, "The Culture of Tea from Its Origins to Sen no Rikyu"
Hashimoto, Architecture in the Shoin Style, pp. 39-63
Itoh, Japanese Gardens
Tegashihara, Hiroshi. Rikyu (PL834.O4.R51)
Yanagi, "The Way of Tea"
Nov. 4 Lecture – Louise Cort, Freer and Sackler Galleries, Smithsonian Institution FAY 113, 4:30 pm
The Arts of the Edo Period
Varley, ch. 7
18) Nov. 9 (T) Trends in Early Edo Architecture: Katsura Villa, NijÇ Castle and TÇshÇgã Shrine
Hashimoto, Architecture in the Shoin Style, pp. 117-134
Mason, pp. 215-217, 243-249
Naito, Katsura: A Princely Retreat, pp. 85-112
Okawa, Edo Architecture
Nov. 9 Lecture – Akiyama YÇ, Kyoto Municipal University of Arts
FAY 113, 4:30 pm
19) Nov. 11 (TH) Rimpa and the Revival of Yamato-e Painting
Glum, “Layers of Meaning.”
Mason, pp. 256-278
Sano, Exquisite Visions, pp. 20-41
Grilli, The Art of the Japanese Screen, pp. 92-120
20) Nov. 16 (T) Variety in Edo Painting: the "Realists" and the "Eccentrics"
Hickman and Sato, ItÇ Jakuchã, ch 1 & 2
, pp. 279-283
Meadows, "Matsumura Goshun"
Sasaki, OkyÇ, pp. 23-61
Screech, The Shogun’s Painted Culture, pp. 167-207
21) Nov. 18 (TH) Literati Painting–Early Masters, Taiga, Buson and Gyokudo
Cahill, The Nanga School, pp. 15--85
Mason, pp. 285-304
Addiss, Tall Mountains, pp. 86-137
French, Buson, ch. 1-3
Japanese Prints: The Fleeting Floating World
Hibbett, The Floating World in Japanese Fiction, pp. 3-35; 65-82; 154-204
Varley, ch. 8
22) Nov. 30 (T) Genre Painting and the Rise of Ukiyoe
Lane, pp. 97-111
Mason, pp. 304-308
Volker, Ukiyoe Quartet
Hillier, Harunobu, pp. 7-21
Hillier, Japanese Colour Prints, pp. 5-27
Lillehoj, Woman in the Eyes of Man, p. 1-11
22) Dec. 2 (TH) Tsutaya JãsaburÇ and His World
Kobyashi, Utamaro’s Portraiture.
, pp. 308-313
Clark, “Utamaro’s Portraiture.”
Mizoguchi, Kenji. Utamaro and his Five Women
Naruzaki, Sharaku, pp. 33-44
23) Dec. 7 (T) Later Prints: The Landscape Artists and the “Decadents”
Lane, pp. 156-184; 185-193
, pp. 313-318
Naruzaki, Famous Views, pp. 9-26, and scan plates
Naruzaki, The 53 Stations, scan plates
Addiss, The TokaidÇ
Clark, 100 Views of Mount Fuji
Izzard, pp. 5-40
Japan and the West
Varley, chs. 9, 10, 11
24) Dec. 9 (TH) The Meiji Period: Japan's Response to the West
Conant, “Introduction,” “Tradition in Transition,” “The Tokyo School of Fine Arts and the Development of Nihonga, 1889-1906,” in Nihonga
Guth, “Japan 1868-1945"
Mason, pp. 278-279, 357-387
Bakeland, Imperial Japan, intro. and skim entries
Meech-Pekarik, World of the Meiji Print, pp. 111-137
Rosenfield, "Western Style Painting"
Dec. 10 (F) Print Viewing Session at the Mead Art Museum. 1:00-3:00
25) Dec. 14 (T) Trends in Contemporary Japanese Art--Living National Treasures, Poured Concrete Buildings, Pleated Clothes, Photos of Theaters and “Primal” Sculptures
Colours of Light
, pp. 11-22
Holborn, Issey Miyake, text and look at plates
Kelleinn, Time Exposed, pp. 9-16 and look at plates
Munroe, “Circle: Modernism and Tradition”
Ogawa, The Enduring Crafts, pp. ix-xxi, 2-35 and 44–79
Primal Spirit, pp. 9-14; and skim plates
Michael Blackwood, Tadao AndÇ ( NA1559.A5 A35)
Coaldrake, Architecture and Authority, pp. 251-277
Skov, “What is So Japanese”
Addiss, Stephen. Tall Mountains and Flowing Waters
. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1987.
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. Lawrence: Spenser Museum of Art, 1980.
Akiyama Terukazu. Japanese Painting
. Lausanne: Skira, 1961.
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, no. 20 (1971), pp. 58-76. COPY
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LIII 1/2 (1993), pp. 144-167. COPY
Alpers, Svetlana. "Describe or Narrate." New Literary History
, vol. 8, no. 1 (Autumn 1976), pp. 15-41. XEROX
Anesaki, Masaharu. Art, Life and Nature in Japan
. Boston: Marshall Jones, 1933.
Appadurai, Arjun. "Introduction: Commodoties and the Politicsof Value." In Arjun Appadurai, ed. The Social Life of Things
. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986, pp. 3-63.
Cahill, James. Scholar Painters of Japan: The Nanga School
. NewYork: Asia House
Clark, Timothy. 100 Views of Mount Fuji.
London: British Museum, 2001.
-----. "The Rise and Fall of the Island of Nakasu." Archives of Asian Art
, XLV (1992), pp. 72-91. COPY
Coaldrake, William. Architecture and Authority in Japan
. London and New York: Routledge, 1996.
Collcutt, Martin. Five Mountains
. Cambridge: Harvard Univ. Press, 1981.
The Colours of Light -- Tadao Ando Architecture.
London : Phaidon, 1996.
Conant, Ellen P. and Steven D. Owyoung, J. Thomas Rimer. Nihonga--Transcending the Past: Japanese Style Painting, 1868-1968.
New York: Weatherhill, 1995.
Cort, Louise. “Looking at white Dew.” The Studio Potter
, vol. 10, no. 2 (June, 1982), pp. 45-51. COPY
de Bary, Wm. Theodore, ed. Sources of Japanese Tradition
. vol.1. New York: Columbia University Press, 1964.
Elison, George and Bardwell Smith, eds. Warlords, Artists, and Commoners
. Honolulu: Univ. of Hawaii Press, 1981.
Fontein, Jan and Money Hickman. Zen Painting and Calligraphy.
New York: New York Graphic Society, 1970.
French, Cal. Buson and His Followers
. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Museum of Art, 1974.
-----. Through Closed Doors--Western Influence on Japanese Art
. Rochester, Michigan: Meadowbrook Art Gallery, 1977.
Fukuyama, Toshio. Heian Temples: The Byodo-in and Chuson-ji
. Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1976.
Gerhart, Karen. “HonchÇ Gashi and Painting Programs,” Ars Orientalis
, no. 27 (1997): 67-97. COPY
Glum, Peter. “Layers of Meaning and Lyric Echoes in a Japanese Screen Painting of the SÇtatsu School.” Oriental Art
, n.s. no. 1 (1980), pp. 72-81. COPY
Guth, Christine. “Japan 1868-1945: Art, Architecture and National Identity.” Art Journal
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Hashimoto, Fumio. Architecture in the Shoin Style.
Tokyo: Kodansha International
Hayakawa, Masao. The Garden Art of Japan
. Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1973.
Hayashi, Ryoichi. The Silk Road and the Shoso-in
. Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1973.
Hendry, Joy. “The Sacred Power of Wrapping.” In Kornicki, Peter and Ian McMullin. Religion in Japan–Arrows to Heaven and Earth. Cambridge:
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Hickman, Money and Yasuhiro Sato. Ito Jakuchu
. New York: Asia Society, 1989.
Hillier, Jack. Harunobu
. Philadelphia: Phildelphia Museum of Art, 1972.
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. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press, 1966.
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Hirai, Kiyoshi. Feudal Architecture of Japan
. Tokyo: Weatherhill, 1973.
Holborn, Mark. Issey Miyake
. Koln: Tsschen, 1995.
Ienaga Saburo, ed. Jigoku zoshi, Gaki zoshi, Yamai zoshi
. Nihon emakimono zenshu, vol. 7. Tokyo: Kadokawa shoten, 1976.
Ishimoto, Yasuhiro. Eros and Cosmos in Mandala
. Tokyo: The Seibu Museum of Art, 1978.
Itoh, Teiji. Japanese Gardens.
Tokyo: Kodansha International, 1984.
Izzard, Sebastian. Kunisada’s World
. New York: Japan Society, 1993.
Kageyama, Haruki. The Arts of Shinto
. New york: Japan Society, 1975.
Kaneko Hiroaki. "The Priest Shinran's View of Religion and his Portraits." Aesthetics
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Kellein, Thomas. Time Exposed.
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Kaufman, Laura. "Nature, Courtly Imagery and Sacred Meaning in the Ippen Hijiri-e
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Kawahara, Masahiko. The Ceramic Art of Kenzan
. New York: Kodansha International, 1985.
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