Japan is the country I chose to represent my Art Gallery because of my fascination with the Samurai culture. I enjoy everything about the Samurai culture because of the skill, the discipline, the honor and the embracement of beauty in life that each and every Samurai possess. There are so much culture and art in the Samurai culture because each Samurai was treated as an individual, instead of as a group. With individualism comes with many perspectives and ideas about everything from the armor, the swords, the storytelling in the paintings and so on. From an art perspective, everything associated with the Samurai culture can be viewed as some kind of art form because of how everything is portrayed with beauty and grace. The five artwork pieces that I chose to represent my gallery to symbolize the Samurai culture as an art form is a suit of armor, a sword mounted for display, a traveling case for the Samurai's sword, a folding screen, and a woodblock print.......Samurai suit of armor (Late 16th-early 17th century).Mmid-Eda period. Armor. The Israel Museum, Jerusalem......Sword mounting in itamaki tach style (1521). Daiei Period;Edo Era. Armors/Arms. British Museum......Sword traveling-case with grapevine design (1675-1725). Momoyama period. Wood; gold; nacre; lacquer. British Museum......Folding Screen Depicting the Genpei Wars (Edo period). Saritama Prefectoral Museum of History and Folklore......Forty-seven Ronin Held Back at Ryogoku (1866). Prints. Museum Victoria. ------------------------------References-------------------------------"Samurai: Japanese Arms & Armour" Victoria and Albert Museum. Web. 27. April. 2016. <http: / /www.vam.ac.uk /content /articles /j /japanese-arms-and-armour> "Sword-Case" The British Museum. Web. 27. April. 2016. <http: / /www.britishmuseum.org /research /collection_online /collection_object_details.aspx?objectid="565851&partId=1&searchText=japanese+sword+case&view=list&sortBy=imageName&page=1"> "Saitama Prefectural Museum of History and Folklore" Web. 27.April 2016. <https: / /www.youtube.com /watch?v="mejPop5Uv1o"> "Print-Woodblock, Forty-seven Ronin Held Back at Ryogoku Bridge, Japan, Jul 1866" Museum Victoria. Web. 27. April. 2016. <http: / /collections.museumvictoria.com.au /items /1452802> I am fascinated with Samurai culture because I feel that it gives a distinct form of art that represents Japan. I always had an interest in Samurai culture because of the swordsmanship, the battles, and the way of life, but now I am able to appreciate everything about the life of a Samurai as an art form.