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ERIC Number: ED470399
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 52
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Edo: Art in Japan 1615-1868. Teaching Program.
Guth, Christine; Henderson, Anne; Hinish, Heidi; Moore, Barbara
The Edo period in Japan (1615-1868) saw the flowering of many forms of cultural expression, colorful and boisterous, muted and restrained, that today is thought of as typically Japanese. These include kabuki and no drama, the tea ceremony, martial arts, woodblock prints, and porcelain. This culturally diverse and vibrant period gets its name from the city of Edo, now known as Tokyo. This teaching guide to the art of "Edo" first presents a historical overview of the period. The guide is then divided into 11 sections: (1) "Edo Style"; (2) "Samurai"; (3) "Work"; (4) "Religion"; (5) "Travel"; (6) "Entertainment"; (7) "Glossary"; (8) "Chronology"; (9) "Activities"; (10) "Further Reading"; and (11) "Slide List." It includes many color illustrations. Activities are designed for beginner, intermediate, or advanced learners; curriculum connections are suggested for art, language arts, mathematics, or social studies. (BT)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Location: Japan