+
3 Tutorials that teach The Influence of Zen in Japanese Art and Architecture
Take your pick:
The Influence of Zen in Japanese Art and Architecture

The Influence of Zen in Japanese Art and Architecture

Author: Erin Aldana
Description:

This lesson will explore the influence of Zen in Japanese art and architecture.

(more)
See More

Try Sophia’s Art History Course. For Free.

Our self-paced online courses are a great way to save time and money as you earn credits eligible for transfer to over 2,000 colleges and universities.*

Begin Free Trial
No credit card required

25 Sophia partners guarantee credit transfer.

221 Institutions have accepted or given pre-approval for credit transfer.

* The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE Credit®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for 19 of Sophia’s online courses. More than 2,000 colleges and universities consider ACE CREDIT recommendations in determining the applicability to their course and degree programs.

Tutorial

Notes on "The Influence of Zen in Japanese Art and Architecture"

Key Terms

Zen

Japanese, translated absorption or meditative state. Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment and personal direct insights through the Buddhist teachings

Wabi

An aesthetic of refined simplicity influenced by Zen Buddhism

Sabi

The beauty that comes with age, could refer to a person who has grown wise with experience or an object that is weathered, but beautiful

Tatami 

A traditional Japanese mat used on the floor traditionally made of rice straw

Tokonoma

A Japanese term referring to a recessed space used to display objects in a room

Raku ware

A type of ceramic with a low fire glaze associated with traditional Japanese pottery

Zen garden 

A garden in the Japanese tradition in which the elements (rocks, plants, etc.) serve as an aid to meditation

Sen No Rikyu

A Buddhist teacher who profoundly influenced the development of the tea ceremony and tea house in Japan


Image Credits

Moss Garden; Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saihouji-kokedera01.jpg, Moss Garden Pond; Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Saihouji-kokedera02.jpg, Japanese Tea House, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Museum_f%C3%BCr_Ostasiatische_Kunst_Dahlem_Berlin_Mai_2006_017.jpg,  Japanese Tea House at Duke University, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2008-07-24_New_Duke_Gardens_pavilion_nearing_completion_1.jpgJapanese Tea House, Public Domain, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Museum_f%C3%BCr_Ostasiatische_Kunst_Dahlem_Berlin_Mai_2006_017.jpg, Sen No Rikyu, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sen_no_Rikyu_JPN.jpg Water Jar; Creative Commons: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Black_Raku_Tea_Bowl.jpg

TERMS TO KNOW
  • Zen

    Japanese, translated absorption or meditative state. Zen emphasizes the attainment of enlightenment and personal direct insights through the Buddhist teachings.

  • Wabi

    An aesthetic of refined simplicity influenced by Zen Buddhism.

  • Sabi

    The beauty that comes with age, could refer to a person who has grown wise with experience or an object that is weathered, but beautiful.

  • Tatami

    A traditional Japanese mat used on the floor traditionally made of rice straw.

  • Tokonama

    A Japanese term referring to a recessed space used to display objects in a room.

  • Raku Ware

    A type of ceramic with a low fire glaze associated with traditional Japanese pottery.

  • Zen Garden

    A garden in the Japanese tradition in which the elements (rocks, plants, etc.) serve as an aid to meditation.

  • Sen No Rikyu

    A Buddhist teacher who profoundly influenced the development of the tea ceremony and tea house in Japan.