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Japan Studies: ARCH 3240 Spatial Concepts of Japan

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 J-E / E-J dictionary 


Name of notable Japanese Architects 

安藤忠雄 = Andō, Tadao
芦原義信= Ashinara, Yoshinobu
遠藤 新 = Endō, Arata
藤井 厚二 = Fujii, Kōji
藤森照信= Fujimori, Terunobu
藤本壮介= Fujimoto, Sou
原広司= Hara, Kōji
原浩司= Hara, Hiroshi
堀口 捨己 = Horiguchi, Sutemi
磯崎新= Isozaki, Arata
伊藤忠太= Itō, Chūta
伊東豊雄= Itō, Toyoo
出江寛 = Izue, Hiroshi/Kan
蒲原重雄 = Kanbara, Shigeo 
菊竹清訓 = Kikutake, Kiyonori
吉良森子= Kira, Moriko
隈研吾= Kuma, Kengo
久溜正道= Kuru, Masamichi
黒川紀章= Kurokawa, Kishō
槇文彦 = Maki, Fumihiko
前川國男= Maekawa, Kunio
本野精吾 = Motono, Seigo
村野藤吾 = Murano, Tōgo
野口勇 = イサム・ノグチ = Noguchi, Isamu
坂倉準三 = Sakakura, Junzō
佐野利器 = Sano, Toshiaki/Toshikata
重森三玲 = Shigemori, Mirei
篠原一男 = Shinohara, Kazuo
白井晟一 = Shirai, Seiichi
清家清 = Seike, Kiyoshi
妹島和世= Sejima, Kazuyo
高松伸 = Takamatsu, Shin   
武田五一= Takeda, Goichi
谷口吉郎= Taniguchi, Yoshirō
谷口吉生= Taniguchi, Yoshio
丹下健三= Tange, Kenzō
辰野金吾= Tatsuno, Kingo
土浦亀城= Tsuchiura, Kameki
塚本由晴= Tsukamoto, Yoshiharu
上田篤= Ueda, Atsushi
内田 祥三= Uchida, Shōzō/Yoshikazu
山田守= Yamada, Mamoru
山脇 巌 + 道子 = Yaawaki, Iwao + Michiko
横河民輔= Yokokawa, Tamisuke


データ番号 = Data No.

作品名称 = Work Name/Work Title

建物用途 = Building Applications

建物所在 = Building Location

掲載誌 = Publication/Posted on

掲載年月 = Publication Date

設計者 = Designer/Architect

施工者 = Builder/Construction

竣工年月 = Completion Date

着工年月 = Construction Date

構造 = Structure

地上階数 = (Above) ground Floor

地下階数 = Underground Floor

能力 = Capacity/Ability

敷地面積 = Site Area

建築面積 = Building Area

延床面積 = Total Floor Area

外装 = Exterior

特徴 = Feature

備考= Remark

useful sites

References (dictionaries & encyclopedia)

Journal article index & full text journals

Books and Dissertations
For books, see the "Examples of subject headings" box at upper right corner.





Other references



Guide at Columbia

Great introductory essay on Japanese philosophy by Prof. Federio Marcon at Columbia. Most sources are in Japanese, but some English sources are listed.



Union search for archives held in the world.

Art in General

Biographical dictionary of Japanese art / supervising editor, Yutaka Tazawa.

Under the categories of painting, prints, calligraphy, photography, graphic design, sculpture, tea ceremony, architecture, gardens, ceramics, swords, metalwork and textiles, over 800 Japanese art figures from Nara period to the end of 1970s are introduced.  This book may be useful finding someone who is not very famous in the field.  Although mainly Japanese books, the bibliographies of artists are listed at the end of book.


Ukiyo-e Search

"The database and image similarity analysis engine, created by John Resig to aide researchers in the study of Japanese woodblock prints, was launched in December 2012. The database currently contains over 213,000 prints from 24 institutions and, as of September 2013, has received 3.4 million page views from 150,000 people."


Metaborizumu no mirai toshi = Metabolism, the city of the future (メタボリズムの未来都市)

Popular cultures

The otaku encyclopedia : an insider's guide to the subculture of cool Japan

There is a newer work by Galbraith "Otaku Spaces" which should be available to the library soon.

Fandom unbound : otaku culture in a connected world

Mechademia. 2, Networks of desire

Some of useful chapters: Kotani Mari (2007) "Doll Beauties and Cosplay", Toku Masami (2007) "Shojo Manga! Girls' Comics! A Mirror of Girls' Dreams", Theresa M. Winge (2006) "Costuming the Imagination: Origins of Anime and Manga Cosplay"

Isaac Gagné (2008) "Urban Princesses: Performance and "Women's Language" in Japan's Gothic/Lolita Subculture:." Journal of Linguistic Anthropology 18(1): 130-150

Anthropological science journal of the Anthropological Society of Nippon 



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Sterling Memorial Library
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Subjects: East Asian Studies

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