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Ancient Japan | English
Detailed account of history through the Heian period. Also includes sections on early Japanese Buddhism and early Japanese culture. Extensive set of links and list of resources. Maintained by University of Washington.
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Ancient Japanese Civilization | English
Extensive links to various resources of ancient Japanese history. Includes links to information about certain periods (Jomon, Yayoi, Kofun, Heian), art, architecture, and swordsmanship.
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 06/20/2003)
Back to the Future | English | Japanese
Presented by the Furuta Historical Science Association, originally centered on research and views of Takehiko Furuta. Abstracts on unconventional topics in Japanese ancient history.
(Hits: 5,189 Listed: 01/03/2005)
Bushido Homepage | English
Basic introduction of Bushido, origin and influences, the samurai creed, bushido today, book review, related links. Maintained by Pacific University.
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 08/20/2002)
Castles of Japan | English
List of castles in Japan searchable by alphabetical order and geographic area. Photographs, comments, and links to relevent pages, usually with the history. Individually maintained site.
(Hits: 5,187 Listed: 04/27/2002)
Classical Martial Arts in Japan - | English
Pre-modern styles, schools, and traditions developed by the warrior class. In-depth articles, book reviews, and an online store.
(Hits: 5,187 Listed: 04/15/2004)
Edo Japan, A Virtual Tour | English
A virtual tour of Edo, the early modern name for Tokyo. Woodblock print illustrations and articles introducing geographic areas as well as topics of interest about life and culture in the city. Hosted by the Japan-America Society.
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Enthusists for Visiting Japanese Castles | English | Japanese
Photo galleries of Japanese castles.
(Hits: 5,187 Listed: 05/19/2002)
Japanese Armor History | English | Japanese
Names of Japanese armor parts. Timeline of armor evolution.
(Hits: 5,188 Listed: 07/17/2003)
Japanese Creation Myth - Tales from Kojiki | English
Modern English retelling of creation-related portions of - The Kojiki -, compiled by O No Yasumaro in 712 CE. This excerpt is from - Reading About the World, Volume 1 -.
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Kansai Digital Archives - Rekishi Kaido | English
Site provides information on points of historical interest in the Kansai region. Presented by the Kansai Institute of Information Systems. Rekishi Kaido provides historical and cultural information as well as serves as tourist guide
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 04/01/2002)
Kusado Sengen | English | Japanese
Information about medieval town (Kamakura-Muromachi era) excavated in Fukuyama City, Hiroshima Prefecture. Photographs of the site and artifacts.
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 08/12/2003)
Lisa's Japanese Pages | English
Gateway site to articles and other information on Japanese history, culture, music written by Lisa Shea, who has run a feudal Japan newsletter and wrote most of its content for 12 years. Article topics include bonsai, weapons, bushido, feudal society, Edo, Kabuki, Zen, Ukiyo-e, and more. Photos of dolls, netsuke, sake bottles, origami. Gift-giving guide, culture and origami book reviews.
(Hits: 5,189 Listed: 08/15/2003)
Nihon no Shiro | Japanese
Photographs of castles in Aichi, Mie, Shizuoka, Gifu, and Shiga. Brief history and locations. Japanese only.
(Hits: 5,189 Listed: 07/17/2003) - Source for Samurai History | English
Publisher of samurai and pre-modern miliarty history of Japan. Articles and bookstore.
(Hits: 5,186 Listed: 04/13/2004)
Samurai Archives | English
Development and history of samurai, details of famous warriors. Independently maintained.
(Hits: 5,187 Listed: 05/06/2002)

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