Portraiture in Japan Notes - Portrait a piece of wood carved to be as similar to a human body as possible Portraiture kamakura 1185-1333 Kuya Buddhist

Portraiture in Japan Notes - Portrait a piece of wood...

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Portrait: a piece of wood carved to be as similar to a human body as possible. Portraiture kamakura 1185-1333 Kuya : Buddhist monk who was an evangelist 1250-972 = 278(year it was carved - year person died = year difference) a. Born as an aristocrat, portrayed as a poor man. b. Walked around Japan converting others to type of Amidaism c. Was just like Ippen, who converted 2.5mill d. Realistic Representation: extremely intricate details that make it look real e. Anti-Naturalist: 6 tiny standing figures that protrude out of Kuya’s mouth, 6 vocalized symbols of sounds come out of his mouth to show what he did, preaching sacred words. Minamoto Yoritomo : famous military leader, first shogun in Japan. Through his victory the kamakura period was established. The new capital was established in the city of kamakura 1299 - 1199 = 100 a. Seiikai Shogun: barbarian subduing general b. Successful military leader c. Eliminated his own brother to consolidate all powers in Japanese archepelago under his

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