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Transcript of MEDIEVAL JAPAN
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Art is a form of expression. People around the world express there culture in different many different forms of art. Japan is a country known world wide for its artistic culture and heritage. Arts such as bonsai, origami and poetry are practiced by many citizens of Japan. Historically Japan has brought many new techniques and methods to the world that is still popular today.
Origami is a very traditional form of art that is still being commonly practiced nowadays by thousands and millions of people across the globe. “Ori” meaning fold and “kami” meaning paper basically defines the word origami. It’s a very unique style of art; it requires no materials other than paper itself. Origami was taught in school back in the medieval ages but nowadays people around the world practice origami at home mainly as a hobby. Origami was brought up by a Chinese man named Ts’ai Lun. After that origami traveled from china to Japan and became extremely popular. Paper used to be very expensive back in the medieval ages. Only the wealthiest of Japanese could grab hold of fine paper. Back in the medieval day’s origami was mostly used as decorations or gifts.
Haiku is a very basic form of poetry that consists of 3lines and seventeen syllables, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and the final five in the third. Haiku is based on the natural environment around us whereas senryu is about our human nature. Haiku and senryu are both quite different but they share one thing which is humor. Senryu and haiku and usually meant to make people laugh.
An example of haiku is:
Falling to the ground,
I watch a leaf settle down
In a bed of brown
This haiku is basically talking about the autumn leaves. All haiku poems are about the natural happenings in our world.
A Bonsai tree is a miniature tree which can grow up to 6 inches tall. The Buddhist monks brought bonsai to Japan. After a short period of time other Japanese citizens learnt about the wonders of making bonsai. In the start only the noble men were allowed to make or own bonsai. But later in the fourteenth century, after the Chinese invasion bonsai became known to all Japanese people. All people were allowed to make bonsai after the invasion. The art of bonsai became more and more popular by the day and was soon introduced to the western people.
To conclude, Japan has introduced many different forms of art which have spread across the world, even in countries such as Australia. Through these different Japanese forms of art many different people around the world come together and enjoy them. Art is a thing which does not relate to a particular race of colour, it is universal. Japan has produced many new styles and forms of art which have also contributed to creating new forms of art.
By: Hiba Maryam 8C
There are thousands of different origami designs but the most well known form of origami is the crane. The crane is an international symbol, meaning peace. The reason for that is because of the young girl named Sadako. That was affected by the nuclear bomb and believed that making 1000 cranes will cure her illness.
Today I will talk about different types of art that originated many years ago and are still being practiced nowadays. Firstly I will talk about origami which is an art using paper, then poetry and lastly I’ll talk about bonsai which is a medieval form of tree cutting.
Japan is full of different types of poetry such as haiku and senryu.
Senryu is very similar to haiku it also requires seventeen syllables, with five syllables in the first line, seven in the second and the final five in the third. Senryu is basically written to make fun of human nature. The reason of writing this poem is to bring people hilarity about embarrassing mistakes. The tone of senryu is very direct and simple.
An example of senryu is:
In the gutter,
Discarded, a cap collects
This poem could mean that a clumsy young boy accidently dropped his cap down the gutter and he has now lost it forever because of his foolish mistake. This poem was fundamentally written to make the readier laugh of the little boy’s clumsiness.