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B.S. in Actuarial Science

Otterbein University Course Catalogs

2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Aug 08, 2020  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

INST 2611 - Japan and the Beauty of Ambiguity

Hours: 3
“Boiling water, serving tea.” - Sen no Rikyu. How is this an act of profound beauty? And, in turn, what is considered beautiful in the context of tea. Seeking an answer to this question by examining the artistic traditions of Japan, especially those influenced by Shinto and Zen Buddhism. How the arts of Japan have developed over time, exerting considerable influence on Western art and in turn being influenced by principles from the West. From the nature of gardens to the global reach of anime, engaging in the rich, diverse artistic visions of Japan.