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ARTH 492 Japanese Art: Home

Resources for study of the art, architecture, and visual culture of Japan from the pre-modern period to the present


Three women playing musical instruments

Katsushika Ôi, Japanese, active about 1818-after 1854. 1818-44 (Bunsei to Tenpô era). Three Women Playing Musical Instruments. Paintings.

Finding Articles

Search these online databases to find articles on your topic/artist:

Getting Started

For background information on art, start with an exhaustive reference work such as  Grove Art Online.  Both the 'Guided Tour' and 'Tips for Users' (available from the Home page) provide useful information on searching Grove/Oxford Art Online.

Bibliographies located in books or at the end of journal articles can be very helpful.  To learn if Pepperdine has access to a particular journal, search for the name of the journal in the library catalog, or use the 'Journals & Periodicals' search feature on the Library's Web site.

Need Images for Your Presentation?

Kobori Ensh? (Japanese), garden designer. 17th century,

Kobori Ensh? (Japanese), garden designer. 17th century, Image: March 1982. Sent?-gosho, general view. Designed Landscapes.

Find images for your presentation or paper in the database,  ARTstor.  Log on to ARTstor, create a personal account and create an image group.  Then view information on how to Export to Power Point

You can search ARTstor by the name of an art work, by geography, by classification (for example, architecture), or by collection (for example, Beyond the Taj).  Use the Advanced Search to limit by date.

Helpful videos on using ARTstor can be found on YouTube



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Possible Subject Headings

Art, Japan

Art, Japanese

Architecture, Japan

Ink painting, Japanese

Painting, Japanese

Calligraphy, Japanese

Avant-garde, Japan

Japan Social Life and Customs

Japan Civilization

Gardens, Japanese

Porcelain, Japanese

Pottery, Japanese