This gallery features the artwork of the natural world of Japan. Depictions of nature in ancient Japan was a very significant trend. In this gallery, I feature artwork from the Edo period a graceful time period in which painters used elegant brush strokes and their imaginations to create classical and timeless pieces. Much of the pieces from this time period were painted onto folding screens, fans, and hanging scrolls and specialized in gold and silver backgrounds. This style of painting was influenced from traditions of Yamatoe, Muromachi ink paintings, and the Ming Dynasty style of trees and flowers. During this time period, there was a large emphasis on painting flowers and birds with gold leaf. The Kano School was famous for these types of paintings. The Edo period saw the rise of another popular form of painting known as Bunjinja. This genre of art was heavily influenced by the Chinese Yuan Dynasty. These paintings are usually painted with black ink or very light color and featured stunning Japanese and Chinese landscapes. The focus of this style was not to create a realistic depiction of nature, but focused on the rhythm of nature in illustrated forms. "Japanese Literati Painting in the Edo Period - Boundless Open Textbook." Boundless. Boundless, n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016. "Kano School Painting in the Edo Period - Boundless Open Textbook." Boundless. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016. "Rinpa School Painting in the Edo Period - Boundless Open Textbook." Boundless. N.p., n.d. Web. 28 Apr. 2016.