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In order to understand the relationship between haiku poetry and Japanese art characteristics, it is important to understand the most important aspects of what makes a haiku so important. Traditionally haiku’s are rather short, being only 17 syllables, which are separated symmetrically between three lines by 5-7-5. This sort of symmetry that is so important is also something that plays a prominent role in many of the historic Japanese art pieces that we have been studying. Some of those pieces include the Vessel from the early Jomon period where there is a definite symmetry to the incising that was created wrapping a cord around the pot. Another example of the use of this symmetry in Japanese art is the Flame-rimmed urn from the middle Jomon period which not only has the incising of the cord around the
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Unformatted text preview: base but the intricate designs around the rim of the urn also have a symmetric feel to it. On a much larger scale even Japanese shrines made use of the symmetry in deciding where specific buildings would be built within the complex. Two examples of shrines that used symmetry were the Ise shrine and the Horyuji Shrine. Another important aspect of Haiku’s were that when they are created they are intending to paint a picture or create a sort of snap shot as to what the poet was trying to convey. This is often the case with some Japanese works such as the Golden Hall interior mural which was created to depict the western paradise and what it is like to achieve nirvana....
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