Japanese Furniture: History & Style

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What is the purpose of the shoji screen in a traditional Japanese home?

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1. What is the concept of negative space in a traditional Japanese home?

2. What did the Japanese use as a seating and sleeping surface?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Japanese furniture is known for being functional and elegant. 'Shoji' screens, 'kaidan tansu' and negative space are some of the concepts you'll see presented on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The quiz asks you to:

  • Describe the differences between a 'kaidan tansu' and a regular 'tansu'
  • Explain why many pieces of Japanese furniture have handles on the sides
  • Give the purpose of the 'shoji' screen in a traditional Japanese home

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to describe the concept of negative space in a Japanese dwelling
  • Information recall - access the understanding you've gained about an item that Japanese people use for seating and sleeping
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson about 'shoji' screens

Additional Learning

The lesson named Japanese Furniture: History & Style will enhance your understanding of this subject. This lesson discusses:

  • Traditional Japanese decorative techniques
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  • Buddhist elements in Japanese homes
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