Anthropomorphism: this is the attribution of human behavior or manner to that of an animal. Various cultures have a long-standing anthropomorphized tradition characteristic that represent behaviors of human in both art and storytelling traditions. This paper will illustrate the influence of animal representations in “Choju Giga” artwork.
Satire: This form of art and literature brings about vices and conventions fun among individuals and groups with a significance of ridiculing them. This paper will apply “Choju Giga” as context to demonstrate the use of animal characteristic in order to make connections between visual and literary satire.
Parody: this an artistic and literary work that imitates the style of characters of the author or work for effects of comic or ridicule. This paper will use the satirical emaki examination as a context to illustrate the use of images of animal in animation.
“Choju Giga” is regarded as unusual from other build hand scrolls the difference being that, it is limited to an accompanying text, and for its humorous matter of subject. The scrolls are acknowledged as a satirical observation on monastic life and moral decrease in Japan’s 12th century (Baker 88). In difference to West, where animation has performed a significant cultural role in the Japan’s 20th century, the country has a long pictorial tradition. Various scholars comment that these scrolls are important for their history as some the earliest Japanese manga forms (Napier 73).
In this scrolls segment, there is a marked absence of intense colors, with rather an emphasis on ink and strokes of the brush. The scroll is meant to be viewed from the right side to the left side. On the left side end, there is a frog image next to the monkey. The frog is observed to be holding a leaf umbrella and the monkey clothing what emerges to be branches. The umbrella hold