Japanese Fine Arts, Performing Arts, Architecture

Castles in Japan
This is a guest lecture a UO history graduate student gives in pre-modern Japanese history classes. There is a lot of technical information (and Japanese architecture terms!). To help students feel not so overwhelmed, I have them focus on the specific purpose of each architectural element, and not worry about remembering all the names. Students might be interested in the “virtual field trip” part of the presentation. Open the presentation in Powerpoint online and click on “notes” to read more in-depth about the information on the slides.


Japanese Ink Painting: The fourth installment in the NHK series “Japanese Spirit and Form:

Japanese Tea Bowls: The sixth installment in the NHK series “Japanese Spirit and Form”:

Interview with 15th-generation Raku pottery master:

NHK Documentary on Puppet Plays in Rural Japan: