UNIVERSITY CLASSESARTD 209. ARTD 299
ARTD 299 / Japanese Aesthetics
The main focus of this course is the exploration of how Japanese aesthetics can be applied to your own investigations and practices as students in various disciplines. Through the study, exposure and immersion to Japanese aesthetics and culture, it is hoped that students will acquire a better understanding of how the idea of beauty permeates through most aspects of Japanese culture and how these ideals may be applied to their own work, interactions, and understanding of their own surrounding.
Educational outcomes include gaining new knowledge of Japanese arts and culture, familiarizing Japanese tradition and customs, creation of projects that will speak to others on a practical, emotional and intuitive level, applying Japanese aesthetics, theories, and philosophies to your own disciplinary area and acquiring new persepectives to enrich your life and develop into well-rounded beings.
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You need to wear white socks in order to walk on the tatami mats in the tea rooms. There is no dress code but you will want to wear something in which you will be comfortable kneeling or sitting on the tatami mats.
Tea ceremonies are held every Thursday afternoon at 2:00 and 3:00 during the academic year except for holidays and the third Saturday of the month at 3:00 p.m. Call for summer schedule. Reservations are recommended as they are sometimes sold out.