Japanese Culture and Art on the Web 

Japanese Culture Resources / Japanese Art

JAPANESE CULTURE RESOURCES ON THE WEB

         Bunka Digital Library (Japanese-language website with information about kabuki, nō, kyōgen, bunraku and other dramatic forms from Japan)

         Highlighting Japan (Two online magazines from the government of Japan. One focuses on images of Japan and the other contains articles about the country.)

         Kinema Club (Resource about Japanese film and television) 

         Japan Pictionary (Straightforward dictionary of words having to do with Japanese culture, Japanese words are in romanization)

         Key Aspects of Japan (Brief descriptions of important concepts having to do with Japanese culture)

         Digital Asia Library (Library-selected websites on many facets of Asia)

JAPANESE ART RESOURCES ON THE WEB

         E-Kokuho (Website showing images of National Treasures in the possession of the Tokyo National Museum in Ueno, In multiple languages)

         Shosoin online (Japanese-language website about the Shōsōin, a repository of artistic objects built in the eighth century in Nara)

         Webmuseum: Japanese Art & Architecture (English-language website with pictures of artifacts made throughout Japanese history)  

         National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo (Home of the world's finest collection of modern Japanese art; website in both English and Japanese)

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Updated February 8, 2008

 

 

Detail of tanzaku (painting-card).

(Dated 1902, See inscription)

Ink on cloth-covered paper.

Collection of Jeffrey Angles.