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Kid's Web - Japanese History

http://web-jpn.org/kidsweb/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here is a brief desciption of Japanese history identifying major culutral trends and contributions. Standard 7.5.2

Comments: This site is written for students 10-14, but some things are appropriate for younger students. It includes questions and links to the answers in all of the sections.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 1884

Samurai Tour

http://www.kiku.com/electric_samurai/cobweb_castle/samurai_tour.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: These great pictures of samurai statues, castles, and shrines testify to the importance and contributions of the samurai in Japanese culture and society. Standard 7.5.3 and 7.5.6

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2697

The Art of Buddhism

http://www.asia.si.edu/exhibitions/online/buddhism/default.htm

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Buddhism arose in an area bordering present-day India and Nepal. As it spread across Asia, the religion both influenced and was influenced by the religious, cultural, and artistic life of the regions it touched. This Smithsonian site has links to art at the Freer and Sackler Galleries related to Buddhism in India, Japan and China. Standards 6.5.5, 7.3.1, and 7.5.4

Comments: The thumbnail pictures expand but are not large enough for full screen project.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3593

The Tale of Genji

http://mcel.pacificu.edu/as/students/genji/homepage.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: This is a webpage on the classic Japanese novel, The Tale of Genji. Included are pages on the culture during Heian Japan and the culture of Japan now, the main characters, a book review of Genji The Shining Prince, a short biography on Lady Murasaki Shikibu, and a summary. Standard 7.5.5

Comments: This is difficult-to-find material from a Pacific University student project will support learning about classical Japanese culture.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3091

Tokugawa Art Museum - A Virtual Museum

http://www.tokugawa-art-museum.jp/english/index.html

Rating: 2, High!

Description: Here are six exhibition rooms of a virtual museum on Japanese life during the Edo period (1603-1868). The Tokugawa Art Museum preserves the extensive holdings of the Owari branch of the Tokugawa family. Included are exhibits on: Symbols of the Warrior - Swords and Armor; The Practice of Tea - A Daimyo's Tea Room; Formal Chamber of a Daimyo's Residence; Daimyo Patronage of Noh Theater; Objects and Furnishings of Elegant Living; and the Flowering of the Courtly Tradition: The Illustrated Tale of Genji. Standards 7.5.2, 7.5.3, and 7.5.5

Comments: The pictures are large enough for whole-class projection but the site is slow to load such large files.

Resource Type: Web Museum.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3178

Cyber Shrine

http://www.kiku.com/electric_samurai/cyber_shrine/index.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is a collection of pictures of Zen Bhuddhist and Shinto shrines in Japan. The pictures are wonderful and may be projected for wholeclass discussion but there is no text explaining anything about them. Standard 7.5.0

Resource Type: Photos or Pictures.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 867

Haiku Home Page

http://www.threeweb.ad.jp/logos/ainet/issa.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This site gives great examples of haiku poetry and how to create your own haiku. Standard 7.5.5

Comments: Other haiku links are available.

Resource Type: Literature/Story.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 1477

Mt. Fuji Live Home Page

http://live-fuji.jp/fuji/livee.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: Here is a great collection of Mt. Fuji photos and a 24 hour a day camera on Mt. Fuji. Standard 7.5.0

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 2218

Origins of the Samurai

http://www.judoinfo.com/samurai.htm

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This encyclopedia-like text describes the beginnings of the samurai system in Japan. It demonstrates the connections between the samurai culture and society in ancient China and Korea. Standard 7.5.1 and 7.5.3

Comments: This is useful information for classes studying medieval Japan but is written by David Lay and includes references.

Resource Type: Secondary Text.

Graphics content: Low.

Resource ID: 2387

The Shiga Project: Japanese Gardens

http://www.csuohio.edu/history/shiga96/garden.html

Rating: 3, Medium.

Description: This site explores the spirtual and design components that inspire traditional Japanese gardens. Standard 7.5.4

Comments: This site was created by students at the Japan Center at Michigan University.

Resource Type: Mix of Text and Graphics.

Graphics content: High.

Resource ID: 3085

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