Woodblocks And Their Japanese History
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Students create replicas of Japanese woodblock prints using their own art as the basis for design in this excellent cross-curricular Art project applicable to Language Arts, Social Studies, or Art classrooms.
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Who Were the Dissidents?
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The History of Tattoos
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Life in the Floating World: Ukiyo-e Prints And the Rise of the Merchant Class in Edo Period Japan
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9th - 12th Visual & Performing Arts
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The Eleven-Headed Bodhisattva is a piece that represents characteristics, meanings, and ideals common to those who practice Buddhism in Japan. Learners fully analyze this piece, then take a virtual trip to examine the Buddhist temples...
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