describe the various publishing practises of visual material in Japan.

Asked by Tanay Modi | 20th Sep, 2014, 08:12: PM

Expert Answer:

Introduced by the Chinese Buddhist monasteries, hand printing technology made its way into Japan in around 768-770 AD. Pictures now became to be printed on textiles, paper money and playing cards. Printing of this visual material led to various innovative publishing practices. In urban centers especially at Edo (Tokyo), well defined collection of paintings portrayed urban culture. This usually included the depiction of house hold work, public and in house gatherings. Therfore, now books began to be printed which had visual print materials ranging across various subjects like flower decoration, tea ceremony, musical instruments etc. This gave a great impetus to the art of visual reading and understanding.

Answered by Social Science Expert | 22nd Sep, 2014, 11:46: AM

Queries asked on Sunday & after 7pm from Monday to Saturday will be answered after 12pm the next working day.