Japanese Art History Resources

Note: these are resources on Japanese art history in general. For specific historical periods, please use the navigation links at the bottom of this page

Japan - History and Art
Art History Resources: Japan. Chris Witcombe
Asian Historical Architecture: A Photographic Survey. Timothy Ciccone
Astronomy in Japan. Steve Renshaw
Castles of Japan. Takashi Toyooka
A Chronology of Japanese History. David Turkington
Costume History In Japan. Kyoto Museum of Costume History
Experience Japanese Culture. Japan National Tourist Organization
Heritage of Japan (blog)
Introduction to Asian Art. Katheryn Linduff
Japan: Country Studies. Library of Congress
Japan: Museums. Pat Binder & Gerhard Haupt
Japanese Art. Artelino.com
Japanese Costume. MIT
Japanese History Overview. Japan-guide.com
Japanese Links: Culture. CCSF
Japan's Art, Literature, and Performing Arts. Masahide Kanzaki
Kabuki for Everyone. Ichimura Manjiro
Kagura: Dance of the Gods. Mike Rogers
Kagura: Photographs. NPO Hiroshima Kagura Art Laboratory
Kansai Digital Archives & Rekishi Kaido. Kansai Institute of Information Systems
Meiji-Era Architecture. Museum Meiji-Mura
The Samurai Archives. C.E. West and F.W. Seal
Shrines And Temples Of Japan. Mike Gunther.
The Nihongi and The Kojiki (texts). Terebess Asia Online
Timeline of Japanese Pottery. Japanese Pottery Information Center
The Virtual Museum of Japanese Arts. Japan Information Network
Welcome To Edo. Matsushima Ken
Stockton's Links To Japan: Traditional Arts. J. Larry Stockton
WebMuseum: Japanese Art And Architecture. Nicolas Pioch
World Art Treasures: Japan. Jacques-Edouard Berger Foundation

Japan - Religions - Shinto
Shinto. B.A. Robinson
Shinto. Japan-guide.com
Shinto. Wikipedia
What is Shinto?. Shinto Online Network Association

Japan - Religions - Buddhism
Buddhism In Noh. Royall Tyler, JJRS 1987 14/1
Buddhism. Richard Hooker
Buddhism. Wikipedia
Journal of Buddhist Ethics. Damien Keown and Charles Prebish

Japan - Religions - Zen Buddhism
The Gateless Gate: Zen Koans by Mumon. Ben Walter & Adam Fuller
Ten Bulls by Kakuan, tr. Nyogen Senzaki and Paul Reps
Zen Buddhism. Richard Hooker
Zen@MetaLab. Ben Walter & Adam Fuller

Online Collections of Japanese Art in Museums
Art Institute of Chicago
Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Asia Society Museum of New York
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
British Museum
Cleveland Museum of Art
Detroit Institute of Arts
Freer and Sackler Galleries
Kimbell Art Museum
Kyoto National Museum
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of New York
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
Musée Guimet
The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Tokugawa Art Museum
Tokyo National Museum

[last updated: July 30, 2013]

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