Astronomy in Japan
March 28, 2004 6:16 AM   Subscribe

Astronomy in Japan by Steve Renshaw and Saori Ihara, describes the cultural history of astronomy in Japan, including lunar and solar New Year festivals, the star lore of Orion and other constellations, star festivals, shrines to meteorites, 17th century observations of a comet, celestial alignments in the urban fabric of early Kyoto, and much else besides.
posted by carter (1 comment total)

 
Great stuff, carter—I particularly like the "early Kyoto" site, which even shows you where Rashomon was. (I didn't realize there was so little left of medieval Kyoto.) Don't know why this post has attracted no comment, but it's not for lack of quality!
posted by languagehat at 11:46 AM on April 1, 2004


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