Kyoto National Museum
February 26, 2003 3:54 AM   Subscribe

"It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the Website of the Kyoto National Museum. We hope this site will open up the fascinating world of East Asian art to a broader audience than ever before possible." [1]
posted by hama7 (7 comments total)
Great links too.
posted by hama7 at 3:54 AM on February 26, 2003

Oh, we're lousy with museums. that one is where I saw the 500th anniversary Sesshu exhibit. He's the guy that invented the Photoshop Sumi-e filter.
posted by planetkyoto at 5:48 AM on February 26, 2003

The small textiles collection is beautiful & almost magical. Good post!
posted by taratan at 5:59 AM on February 26, 2003

A fabulous little site, and a pretty serious looking collection indeed. Thanks for the link, hama.
posted by Doozer at 7:51 AM on February 26, 2003

Sweet! This is a great link its own right, and also a great excuse to search for tons of other things. Nice and thanks!
posted by Joey Michaels at 11:47 AM on February 26, 2003

Less than optimal organization considering the greatness of the works. As an aside, let me suggest, for those willing to develop a deeper understanding of what oriental art (japanese more specifically) is all about, "The Unknown Craftsman" by Soetsu Yanagi, an indispensable and beautiful book.
posted by 111 at 12:05 PM on February 26, 2003

Great link, hama7 - you have been bringing us an excellent series of really interesting Japanese sites lately - from Bunraku to the hounen matsuri festivals, and now this - some really great stuff! This site will provide many happy hours of surfing - thanks!
posted by madamjujujive at 9:07 PM on February 26, 2003

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