Japanese Culture

Detail of 17th-century portrait of Murasaki Shikibu, wearing the j?nihitoe, by Tosa Mitsuoki (1617–1691)

The Tale of Genji: A Japanese Classic Illuminated at The Met


Written c1000 at the imperial court in Japan by the Lady Murasaki Shikibu The Tale of Genji has had a profound effect on the evolution of literature and romance


Garden Art in Japan – Instructing the Eye, Mind and Spirit


The Japanese garden artist instructs the eye, the mind and the spirit so that they gain reverence and respect for the great creative energy that pervades nature