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GENERALLY USEFUL SITES
An Online Japanese Miscellany Most excellent site of Master Edward of Effingham. Armor, garb, customs, names, and on and on! A must-link!
Nobumitsu's Toshokan Nobumitsu's portal site. Check out the sake recipes!
SCA-JML
Yahoo Group
If you're not already on the list, sign up! This has become an important meeting place for Japanese personae in the SCA. It is heavy traffic, but the information you can get is amazing.
GARB
Reconstructing History Fujiwara-hime's garb site. Very useful. Especially for women's garb.
Kyoto Costume Museum In Japanese, this site shows images of the museum's many manequins wearing clothing from every period of Japanese history. It is ALL here! No excuse for inaccurate garb if you pay attention to this site. use it in conjunction with An Online Japanese Miscellany.
How to make waraji Instructions for weaving the traditional straw walking sandal. Not sure about using the poly...
FOLKLORE, HISTORY, WRITINGS
Kwaidan - Japanese Ghost Stories Small but nice selection of ghost stories. Good footnotes.
Big Stick Zen Quotes If you're into zen, you'll love these. Good persona material.
Samurai Archives A history site that seems to be down right now.
Large story archive.
2001 Waka Home site for a poetry project - 2001 poems e-mailed out to participants over the course of the year 2001. Lots of poetry. Lots of background info. A huge undertaking.
BUDDHISM, ZEN and PHILOSOPHY
The Gateless Gate Web version of the original book by Ekai. An important work - and it's Period.
TRICYCLE magazine A very good publication. Their site includes many resources for exploring the dharma.
Zen Glossary A nice one.
Shingon International Official site and organization for the Shingon sect. Very good information.
Komuso.com Site for the International Shakuhachi Society.
DIVERSIONS and PERFORMING ARTS
Urasenke Foundation of Washington DC Home site for tea ceremony practitioners of the Urasenke tradition in the DC area. Good information.
GO - an addictive game Need I say more? Very intense resources page.
Kiseido's Go homepage A good introduction to the game. PLUS an online game server!
IN JAPAN
The Temples of Japan Links page to many, many temple images and sites. Find out where your persona went to Sunday school!
Samurai Tour Gallery of photos of statues, castles, battlefields.
Kyoto Prefecture Official Site It's Japanese. It's modern. It could help you get around.
National Holidays of Japan Goes through the whole calendar and provides brief descriptions.
ART, ARTIFACTS, OBJECTS & IMAGES for STUDY
Kyoto National Museum Simply Awesome!
The Tokugawa Museum A museum in Japan. Many Edo-era items. Some in-period items.
Nihonto A site dedicated to Japanese swords. Commercial, but nice.
Raku Ware Museum A museum dedicated to the Raku family, their ceremics, its history, etc.
Bonsai Web Bonsai and gardens. Very complete.
Setsugekka: Japanese Art and View of Nature Special Exhibition at the MOA Museum of Art. Very good article by a professor. Much Edo-era stuff.
LANGUAGE
Japanese-online An online language tutorial with downloadable audio lessons.
Japanese<->English Dictionary Server Very handy.
MISCELLANIOUS, SHOPPING, FUN
Sengoku RPG The samurai role-playing game!
KKDS The Online Oriental Discount Store!
Mitsuwa Markets Web page for info on this chain. Whenever I need supplies for a party, or new feast gear, or even cha-no-yu suppiles, I go to the Mitsuwa Plaza in Edgewater, NJ. It includes a chinaware store, toy store, Kinkuniya book store, awesome foodcourt, and more. Go today! But have a budget, it is dangerous!
Lark in the Morning A folk music instrument catalog. Has several Japanse and Chinese instruments.
Engrish! "All your base are belong to us!" was just the tip of the iceburger.
Time-Asia Time magazine's Asia site. Usually some really cool Japanese stuff.
Japan Today Current news and events.
JAPANESE GROUPS IN THE SCA
Genji Midrealm.
Matsuyama East - Southern region.
Takamatsu Trimaris.
Yama Kaminari AEthelmearc. East - Central Region.