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JAPAN ART VISUALS 3
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MID to LATE HEIAN JAPAN
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Layout of Heian (Kyoto) in the Heian period. Top center is the Palace complex. The Daidairi is the entire palace compound, the dairi is the Imperial palace compound part of which (e.g., the Shishinden) is open to aristocratic classes, the rest being private. The Daigokuden is a large hall for large ceremonies, the Chodoin and Burakuin are also complexes of halls of various sizes to accommodate courtier gatherings of various sizes. The rest of the white area is filled with various buildings, store houses, ministries, etc.
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Layout of a typical courtier mansion or villa.
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Phoenix Hall, or Byodo-in. Note the three different roof styles and the Chinese style layout.
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Amida in the Byodo-in, sculpted by Jocho. Portrayed in the Western Paradise, seated on a lotus throne, surrounded by “angels” and bodhisattva figures on the back walls singing his praises.
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Excerpt from a text passage from the Tale of Genji Scrolls showing the
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Unformatted text preview: beauty of the paper, the calligraphy, and of course of the text. Chapter 5 from a scroll version of the Tale of Genji done several hundred years after the original scroll. Here Genji, evesdropping and peeping through some trees, grandmother (and lady in waiting) of young Murasaki. When the grandmother dies later, Murasaki becomes first his ward and several years later his wife. Chapter 38, The Bell Cricket 2 A famous picture from the Tale of Genji. This is of chapter 38, Bell Cricket II, where Genji meets his unacknowledged son, the recently retired emperor, Reizei who now knows the secret of his parentage. Each knows the other knows but for various reasons cannot speak their thoughts. The psychological tension between father and son is accentuated by the diagonals of the composition....
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This note was uploaded on 02/17/2012 for the course HUM 240 taught by Professor Francescalawson during the Fall '11 term at BYU.

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