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 of Japan – Profound Happiness, Beauty and Bonsai


The garden art of Japan devotee can approach his/her ultimate destiny calmly with great dignity, glorying in the beauty and majesty of the creation and creator