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17 March 2010

JAANUS - Terminology of Japanese Architecture and Art History


17 Mar 2010

Atsumi International Scholarship Foundation (AISF), Tokyo, Japan.

"JAANUS [Japanese Architecture and Art Net Users System - ed.] is the on-line Dictionary of Japanese Architectural and Art Historical Terminology compiled by [late - ed.] Dr. Mary Neighbour Parent [The author of 'The Roof in Japanese Buddhist Architecture', Kajima/Weatherhill, 1983. Her biographical details are published at http://www.aisf.or.jp/%7Ejaanus/parent.html - ed.]. [...]

This dictionary contains approximately 8000 terms related to traditional Japanese architecture and gardens, painting, sculpture and art-historical iconography from approximately the 1st century A.D. to the end of the Edo period (1868). Terms from related fields such as lacquer, ceramics, textiles and metalwork have been included where they are considered to be of general interest and/or impact on the principal fields of architecture, painting and sculpture. These definitions are not translations from any one Japanese monolingual dictionary, but have been collated from a range of specialist sources and scholarly publications, and from direct observation and study. Many have never before been defined in English.
The entries are arranged in alphabetical order, the romanized term is followed by Japanese characters and a definition in English. [...] Different meanings or usages of the same term are listed numerically; 1, 2, 3 etc., but terms whose meaning differs in art history and architecture are treated as separate dictionary entries."

Site contents
* Search [by romanized Japanese entry or any English word in definitions of entries];
* Browse alphabetically [The JAANUS database structure: romanized ENTRY (Heading, Category, Definition, References, External Links, Notes, Illustration - if available) - KANJI - REMARKS [i.e. an alternative entry/cross-reference]. Entries range from 'abarawari', 'abaraya', and 'aboshigaki', through 'kabe', 'kabechuumon', and 'kabedoko', to 'zutou', 'zuzou', and 'Zuzoushou'];
* Contact us [an email input form].
* Credits (Organizations, Benefactors, Advisors, Contributors).

URL http://www.aisf.or.jp/%7Ejaanus/

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