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Flashcards in Japanese Vocab Deck (14):
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Zen Buddhism

a school of Mahayana Buddhism that originated in China during the 6th century.

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Kofun

megalithic tombs in Japan, constructed between the early 3rd century and the early 7th century AD.

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Kami

meaning divinity or the supreme being.

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Shinto

the indigenous spirituality of Japan and the people of Japan. It is a set of practices, to be carried out diligently, to establish a connection between present day Japan and its ancient past.

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Lacquer

a clear or colored wood finish that dries by solvent evaporation.

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Jataka

tories about the previous lives of Shakyamuni, the historical Buddha

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Ukiyo-e

type of Japanese art that was popular from the 16th century; particularly in the form of color woodblock prints

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Noh plays

combines a variety of elements into a stylistic whole, with each particular element the product of generations of refinement according to the central Buddhist, Shinto, and minimalist aspects of Noh's aesthetic principles

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Block print

printing from hand engraved or carved blocks of wood or linoleum

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Collage

various materials are arranged and stuck to a backing

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Key-block

master block in the production of a colored woodblock print, which requires different blocks for each color. It is a flat piece of wood with the entire design carved or drawn on its surface.

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Polychrome

multicolored painted decoration applied to any part of a building, sculpture, or piece of furniture.

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Genre painting

pictorial representations in any media that represents scenes or events from everyday life.

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Kondo

main hall inside a Japanese Buddhist temple where the images of Buddha are housed.