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"Wa no Wa" Japanese Arts & Crafts Online Shop - Online shop for Japanese traditional handmade arts and crafts. Find Japanese calligraphy, Washi(Japanese paper) molding arts, Kimono remakes, pictures, leather crafts, lamps, and other items.
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A Reader's Guide to the Arts of Japan - Extensive bibliography sponsored by the Asia Society. Catalogues printed works only.
About Mingei - Short history of the beginning of the folk arts movement in 20th century Japan.
Art of Japan - Educational and interactive website featuring information on origami, architecture, sculpture, Japanese gardens, and painting.
Edo Japan -- A Virtual Tour - A multimedia tour of Edo (Tokyo) during the 18th century, the age of the Tokugawa Shoguns; visit the city learning about the culture, lifestyles and history.
Edo-Tokyo Museum - Presents 400 years of Edo/Tokyo history. Collection includes original artifacts and reproductions.
Encyclopedia Mythica: Japanese mythology. - The index file for the large area on Japanese mythology.
Explore Japan: Japanese Gardens And Culture - Explore Japanese culture, art, crafts, Japanese gardens, Zen gardens, food and lifestyle.
Handicrafts - Short discussion of traditional crafts in the twentieth century.
Introduction to Japanese Traditional Arts - Theater arts, fine arts and literature, with links.
JCI Kyoto - Beauty of the Japanese Culture - Introduces various aspects of the Japanese culture.
Japanese Art Gallery Gemini - Specialiced in netsuke, tsuba, inro, Asian furniture, ukiyo-e, and bronzes.
Japanese Art in the Asia Society Collection - Exhibition of more than 25 objects in the collection. With a QuickTime tour, a more linear progression through the exhibition, and bibliography of Japanese art.
Japanese Artistic Traditions - Discussion of aesthetic concepts, and of the activities of the Department of Cultural Affairs, established in 1968.
Japanese Folk Toys - Japanese folk toys are a respected and integral part of Japanese folklore.
Kasukabe Crafts and Specialities - Pictures and explanation of hagoita battledores, paulownia wood chests and boxes, and straw hats and bags.
Metalwork Products Other Than Swords - Describes ironware, silverware, and smithery from various regions in Japan.
Michi Online: Journal of Japanese Cultural Arts - Magazine, links, and resources for everyone interested in Japanese arts, culture, and meditation, from aikido to Zen.
Osaka Cyber Museum - Takeji Iwamiya's photos of the artifacts of traditional Japanese culture.
Premodern Japanese Studies - Homepage of Premodern Japanese Studies listserv for those with research interest in older periods of art, history, religion and culture. Has bibliography, translations, studies and archives.