Fall 2022

Arts of Japan

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-148  |  Asian Languages and Civilizations, as ASLC-148


Samuel C. Morse (Section 01)


(Offered as ARHA 148 and ASLC 148) A survey of the history of Japanese art from neolithic times to the present. Topics will include Buddhist art and its ritual context, the aristocratic arts of the Heian court, monochromatic ink painting and the arts related to the Zen sect, the prints and paintings of the Floating World and contemporary artists and designers such as Ando Tadao and Miyake Issey. The class will focus on the ways Japan adopts and adapts foreign cultural traditions. There will be field trips to look at works in museums and private collections in the region.

Fall semester. Professor Morse.

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Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Written work, readings, oral presentations, group work, exams, field trips, visual analysis

ARHA 148 - LEC

Section 01
M 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM FAYE 113
W 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM FAYE 113
F 10:00 AM - 10:50 AM FAYE 113

This is preliminary information about books for this course. Please contact your instructor or the Academic Coordinator for the department, before attempting to purchase these books.

ISBN Title Publisher Author(s) Comment Book Store Price
Japanese Culture University of Hawai’i Press Varley, H. Paul Recommended - Available at Abe Books or Amazon TBD


2024-25: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Spring 2013, Fall 2017, Fall 2019, Fall 2021, Fall 2022