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THE IDEALS OF THE EAST

WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO THE ART OF JAPAN

BY
KAKUZO OKAKURA


NEW YORK
E. P. DUTTON AND COMPANY
1920





PREFATORY NOTE

Mr. Murray wishes to point out that this book is written in English by a native of Japan.




CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION
THE RANGE OF IDEALS

THE PRIMITIVE ART OF JAPAN
CONFUCIANISM-NORTHERN CHINA
LAOISM AND TAOISM-SOUTHERN CHINA
BUDDHISM AND INDIAN ART
THE ASUKA PERIOD (550-700 A.D.)
THE NARA PERIOD (700-800 A.D.)

THE HEIAN PERIOD (800-900 A.D.)
THE FUJIWARA PERIOD (900-1200 A.D.)
THE KAMAKURA PERIOD (1200-1400 A.D.)
ASHIKAGA PERIOD (1400-1600 A.D.)
TOYOTOMI AND EARLY TOKUGAWA PERIOD (1600-1700 A.D.)
LATER TOKUGAWA PERIOD (17001850 A.D.)
THE MEIJI PERIOD (1850 TO THE PRESENT DAY)
THE VISTA