Early Japanese Art Periods
Jomon Period. Earliest art form in Japan, made by rolling and coiling strips of clay into the desired shape and design.
Yayoi period. These types of bells were based off of Han Chinese bells. They were made for ceremonial purposes and have the first Japanese depictions of humans and animals.
Kofun period. These types of statues were used specifically for burial sites, were hundreds or thousands of these were believed to follow the person into after life.
Asuka and Nara Period. Statues started to show greater anatomical definition and drapery. Reminds one of indian style sculpture.
Heian period. The setting itself is attempting three dimensional space with the diagonal lines but all the characters are two dimensional.
Kamakura period. First interest in naturalism in Japanese art is seen during this time. Shows lots of detail and signs of aging
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Kimbell Art Museum
Osaka City Museum of Fine Arts
Tokyo National Museum
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
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