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Imabari Culture Japanese Cultural Tours and Classes - Cultural tours of Imabari, Japan and the surrounding regions. Hand-made Japanese dolls. Classes in Japanese cooking, ikebana, dance, and martial arts.

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Asuka Historical Museum - History and art of Asuka, the first Japanese capital (7th century). Site includes a virtual museum containing both text and photos.
Early Japanese Visual Art - A short survey of visual arts in early Japan from the Jomon to the Heian periods. Includes discussion of ceramics, painting, architecture, and printed books. Illustrated.
Heian Japan - The great flowering of classical culture.
Japanese Indigenous Index. - Personal list of articles and contributed content.
Jimmu Tenno - From the Nihongi, Book III. A selection of events from the life of the legendary founder of Japan, Emperor Jimmu.
Jo-Bo System of Heijo-Kyo - Brief discussion of ancient city planning, using Nara as the example. Illustrations of the original grid system and its remains.
Kaido: The Ancient Roads of Japan - A kids' info site from the Nagano Olympics, has basic info on the establishment and use of roads from c. 700.
Nara Japan - The fundamental break between the aristocracy and the common people.
Plurality in Japanese Society - Article discussing the geographical and historical backgrounds of the various elements in Japanese society. Emphasizes the Ainu of Hokkaido and the Ryukyuans of Okinawa, but touches on other non-mainstream peoples, and differences among the Japanese as well.
Ryukyu and Ainu Textiles - From the National Museum in Kyoto. With photos.
The Japanese View of the Hereafter - Theory basing present attitudes on those of the Jomon period, as evidenced in contemporary Ainu and Ryukyu cultures.
The Yamato State - The beginnings of the imperial system.
Time Line of Japan - Chronological outline of the History of Japan.
Women and Women's Communities in Ancient Japan - An essay on the historical role of women in ancient Japan, including an extended discussion of the life and thought of Heian women based on their diaries and other literary works.
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