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HARC0335

Sacred Japan

Sacred Japan: Religion, Nature, and the Arts
This seminar style course will provide students with an interdisciplinary study of key concepts, monuments, rituals, and works of art in the Shinto and Buddhist religions of Japan. We will consider the history of Buddhist art and its interaction and synthesis with native Shinto beliefs through an examination of Ise Shrine, Buddhist and Shinto temples and shrines in Nara and Kyoto, mountain temples, and Mount Fuji. Zen temples and gardens will also be discussed. Some familiarity with the history or art of Japan is preferable, but not required. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
History of Art & Architecture
Department:
History of Art & Architecture
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
AAL ART HIS
Equivalent Courses:
JAPN0335

Sections

Fall 2009

HARC0335A-F09 Seminar (Packert)

Spring 2007

HARC0335A-S07 Seminar (Packert)