Quick Idea: Paper Fan: Fans are
both useful and symbolic. The colors and how the fans are held have
a special meaning.
606-1 Bunraku: This is a
type of Japanese puppet theater. It developed from storytelling to a
musical form in the 16th century. Bunraku stories are usually about
Japanese myths and folk tales. People dressed in black, so they cannot
be seen against a black background operate large puppets.
606-1 Pagoda Frame: The Shitennoji Pagoda is the oldest Buddhist
of Japan built in 593. The temple guard statues stand in fighting
position at the opening of the pagoda. Pagodas have a traditional style
and roof design.
606-2 Bonsai:Although Bonsai first appeared
in China; it was not until the 1100’s in Japan that the art of
Bonsai was developed. Bonsai are miniature or dwarf potted trees that
are trimmed and shaped to a special design.
606-3 Tea Lights: Paper lanterns have been used in Japanese homes
and festivals for centuries. Hand crafted of bamboo and paper, they
come in all shapes and sizes.
606-4 Sand Garden: For centuries, Japanese Zen masters have cultivated
gardens of harmoniously arranged rocks and white raked sand. These quiet
gardens are designed for peaceful thinking.