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Japan Studies: Visual Images

This page shows you how to get the most from our library resources for finding good information for your research projects.

Asian Historical Architecture

Asian Historical Architecture (

Photographic survey of Asia's architectural heritage. This sites contain 15,000 photos of 791 sites in twenty-one countries, with background information and virtual tours. Most of photos from Japan are shrines and temples.


JGarden -The Japanese Garden Database

" The Japanese Garden Database is intended as a repository of information on the historical and contemporary gardens of Japan as well as the gardens located outside Japan that have been inspired by the culture."  Provides a database of Japanese gardens, a glossary and links to bonsai, koi, and other organizations.

Pre-war magazine


  • Cutting edge graphic design of the period.
  • Reprint of the original publications by Nippon Kobo, 1934-1944.
  • Text in English, French, German, and Spanish.