Spotlight: Asian arts
Discover the arts of the Asian continent: Do you know the true story of Mulan? Who was Hokusai? What is a samurai? Who built the Forbidden City? Everything you've always wanted to know about China, Japan, and much more in our playlist!

Japanese art history is a captivating journey that combines centuries of artistic evolution, blending tradition and innovation to inspire and make a lasting impact on the global art scene.

Rooted in ancient traditions and shaped by cross-cultural interactions, Japanese art is a testament to the country’s rich cultural heritage. From the classical elegance of Heian period courtly art to the refined aesthetics of Zen ink paintings and the vibrant world of ukiyo-e woodblock prints, each era reveals distinct styles and techniques that have left a significant mark on Japanese art.

Today, the enduring legacy of Japanese art continues to captivate the world, with exhibitions and collections around the globe celebrating its profound influence and timeless beauty.

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A Brief History of Japanese Art
By: Behind the masterpiece
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The incredible history of China’s terracotta warriors
By: Ted Ed
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The Art of the Samurai: Japanese Warrior Armor
By: Artrageous with Nate
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The Great Wave by Hokusai
By: Great Art Explained
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What makes the Great Wall of China so extraordinary
By: Ted Ed
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Step inside Forbidden City, the home of Chinese Emperors
By: Google Arts & Culture