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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

26 April 2010

Daruma San in Japan, Japanese Art and Culture

26 Apr 2010

darumasan.blogspot.com, Okayama Prefecture, Japan.

"Daruma San in Japan, Japanese Art and Culture . . . The Daruma Museum and Gallery Pages . . . Daruma san (Darumasan, Bodhidharuma, Bodhidharma, Daruma Daishi, Dharuma, Dharma). Daruma san is a unique representative of Japanese Culture and its depictions in the various Arts and Crafts. This is a blog [est. Feb 2004 - ed.] for educational purposes only. Dr. Gabi Greve, Gabriele Greve, Darumamuseum, darumapedia, World Kigo Database, Japan."

Site contents:
* Worldkigo Top [http://worldkigodatabase.blogspot.com/];
* Washoku Top [http://washokufood.blogspot.com/];
* Search (Contents from A to S, Contents from T to Z, Search the Daruma Museum [i.e. this very blog - ed.] - All Entries);
* Newsletters (Daruma Museum - Japanese Culture, World Kigo Database - Latest Additions, Washoku - Japanese Food Saijiki);
* My Daruma Links (ABC - Daruma - Main Museum Index - Darumapedia, My Daruma Photo Gallery, My Daruma discussion forum, Daruma Doll Museum, Daruma Pilgrims Gallery - People and Places, Fudo Myo-O Gallery - Deities of Japan, Ceremonies and Festivals of Japan, Asian Dragon Art Gallery, My Glossary of Art Terms, Ask Me - any question about Japan !)
* World Kigo Database - WKD (All about Haiku and Kigo)
* My Haiku Links (My Happy Haiku Gallery, My Asian Haiku Travelogue, Saijiki - Memorial Days of Famous People, Haiku Topics and Keywords);
* Other Art Links (Daruma - Magazine for Antiques. All about Buddha Statues - Mark Schumacher. All about Japanese Pottery - Robert Yellin);
* Monthly Archives [from Feb 2004 onwards].

[A blog site (i.e. a site whose informational architecture is based on the passage of time) that desperately wants to act like a wiki site (i.e. a site whose architecture is based on semantic connections and/or alphabetic word-order) - ed.]

URL: http://darumasan.blogspot.com/

Internet Archive: (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: Gabriele Greve (gokurakuatworldkigo--at--gmail.com)

* Resource type: [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Study / Online Guide
* Publisher: [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness: [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
* External links to the resource: [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: over 3,000 [in fact, 6,460 external links]

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com