The brush is the preferred means of artistic expression of the Japanese, practicing calligraphy and painting at both professional, as well as a hobby. Until modern times, has always used the brush, and not the feather to write. For the artists, the sculpture was a means of expression much less effective, most of it is related to religion and its importance has decreased with the decline of traditional Buddhism. Already the Japanese ceramics is one of the most beautiful in the world and this mode of artistic objects are many older Japanese who are known. As for architecture, clearly shows the Japanese preference for natural materials, as well as the interaction of the interior space with the outside world.
P.S:search for "Ma-Xia".