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architecture

temple
pagoda
shrine
shrine gate
church
mosque

castle
bridge
garden

contemporary /
modern architecture
arts & crafts

bonsai
dolls
dyeworks
lacquer art
masks
metal art
painting
paper art
pottery
sculptors
textiles

wood carving art



arts, performing

bunraku
gagaku / bugaku
gigaku
kabuki
kagura
kyôgen

dances, traditional
music & instruments
musical & revue

calligraphy
flower arrangement
tea ceremony
customs & traditions

annual customs
bath & wellness
carp breeding
cemetery
clothes
lucky charme
marriage
new year`s day
pet
rice, cultivation of
rice wine
souvenir
tea, cultivation of
toilet
toy, plaything


cities & city portraits


Aizu-Wakamatsu

Akita
Aomori
Arai
Atami
Azuchi
Beppu
Echizen-Ôno
Fukui
Fukuoka
Furano
Gifu
Hagi
Hakodate
Hamamatsu
Hikone
Himeji
Hiraizumi
Hirosaki
Hiroshima
Imabari
Inuyama
Itô
Iwakuni
Kagoshima
Kakegawa
Kamakura
Kanazawa




Kaminoyama
Kawasaki
Kitakyûshû
Kôbe
Kôchi
Kôfu
Kokura
Kotohira
Kumamoto

Kurashiki
Kyôto
Marugame
Maruoka
Matsue
Matsumoto
Matsushima
Matsuyama
Mishima
Mito
Morioka
Nagahama
Nagano
Nagasaki
Nagoya
Nara
Narita
Niigata
Nikkô




Odawara
Ogaki
Okayama
Okazaki
Okitsu
Ôsaka
Ôtsu
Sapporo
Sendai
Seto
Shimabara
Shimoda
Shimonoseki
Shizuoka
Tachikawa
Takamatsu
Takayama
Toba
Tokushima
Tôkyô
Toyohashi
Toyota
Tsuwano
Uji
Uwajima
Wakayama
Yamaguchi
Yokkaichi
Yokohama
economy, finance & politics

advertising
construction industry
heavy industry
multinational groups
technology
telecommunication
transportation

banking houses
stock exchange
currency

national diet building
ministry buildings
former prime minister
election & propaganda

ultra-nationalists


festivals & rites

annual festivals
aoi festival
bamboo cut festival
beggars´procession
fertility festival
fireworks = hanabi
fire festival
gion festival
hadaka festival
harvest festival
hoshi festival
Inuyama festival
jidai festival
kite-flying battle
mifune festival
nebuta festival
oni festival
rice-planting festival
thousand warriors´procession
Tôkyô festivals
yabusame
yamayaki
history

Jomon period
Yayoi period
Kofun period

Asuka period
Nara period
Heian period

Kamakura period
Muromachi period
Azuchi-Momoyama period
Edo / Tokugawa period

Meiji period
Taishô period
Shô
wa period
Heisei period
iconography

buddha
bodhisattva
vidjârâja
deva

shintô deities
rakan
animal gods
demons & ghosts


Japan images

buddha images
cherry & plum blossoms
Fuji, images
geisha & noble women
Japanese gardens
Japanese national flag
Kyôto images
samurai
sumô
temples & shrines
Tôkyô images
umbrellas & lanterns



landscapes & travel

Akan National Park
Ama-no-Hashidate
Aso, Mount
Biwa, Lake
Daisen Oki National Park
Enoshima
Fuji, Mount
Hakone National Park
Hokkaidô
Inlandsee National Park
Ise-Shima National Park
Izu Peninsula
Japan, Sea of
Kinpô, Mount
Kôya, Mount
Matsushima Bay
Miyajima
Nakatajima Dunes
Naoshima
Nikkô National Park
Shikoku
Shirakawa-gô
Tôhoku
Tôjimbo
Usuki
Yoshino Kumano N`Park

nature

earth
sky

water





seasons


early spring

midspring
late spring
early summer
midsummer
late summer
early autumn
midautumn
late autumn
early winter
midwinter

late winter


society

babies
children
consumption

education
elderly
family
food
leisure time
living
minorities
religion
social problems
traffic
work
young people



sports & martial arts

american football
baseball
golf
soccer
water sports

aikidô
karate
kendô
kobudô
kyûdô
shôrinji-kempô
sumô