Bibliography of Japanese Art

  • The Art and Architecture of Japan (Pelican History of Art) by Robert Treat Paine and Alexander C. Soper (Yale University Press, 1992)
  • The Art Of Japan, by J. Edward Kidder Jr. (Park Lane/Crown Publishers, 1985)
  • Buddhism, by Louis Frederic (Flammarion Iconographic Guides, Paris, 1995)
  • Gateway To Japan, by June Kinoshita and Nicholas Paloevsky (Kodansha, 1998) - the best guidebook in English
  • Geisha, by Liza Dalby (University of California Press, 1983)
  • The Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art (30 volumes, Heibonsha/Weatherhill, English ed. 1974) is out of print. As of year 2000, individual volumes were still available from and
  • Japanese Art, by Joan Stanley-Baker (Thames and Hudson, 2000)
  • Kyoto: A Cultural Guide, by John H. and Phyllis G. Martin (Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1998)
  • Looking For The Lost : Journeys Through A Vanishing Japan, by Alan Booth (Kodansha, 1996)
  • Nara Buddhist Art: Todai-ji, by Takeshi Kobayashi (Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art, vol. 5)
  • The Rise Of Civilization In East Asia: The Archaeology Of China, Korea, And Japan by Gina L. Barnes (Thames And Hudson, 1999)
  • Sculpture of the Kamakura Period, by Hisashi Mori (Heibonsha Survey of Japanese Art, vol. 11)