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The Spiritual Life of the Samurai: Meditation and Brushpainting

Students will discuss the ways in which spiritual belief supported and enhanced the military func­tion and cultural values of the samurai. They will experience this practice through an ink painting activity.

Provided by Asian Art Museum

Comparing Ink and Brush Painting from China and Japan

Practice your observation skills and learn about the methods and values of brushpainting in Japan during the Muromachi period as you compare painted sliding doors (fusuma) by Oguri Sokei for a Zen sub-temple of Daitokuji in Kyoto.

Provided by Kyoto National Museum
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Lead funding for the Asian Art Museum’s TeachJapan is generously provided by The Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership.
Additional support is provided by Susan and Kevin McCabe.

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