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Canberra, 21 January 2011.

10 July 2010

Japanese Garden Dictionary - A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History

10 Jul 2010

Department of Cultural Heritage, Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara, Japan.


"Japanese Garden Dictionary - A Glossary for Japanese Gardens and Their History. Compiled and Edited by ONO Kenkichi and Walter EDWARDS. This online dictionary is based on the Bilingual [Japanese & English] Dictionary of Japanese Garden Terms, published in 2001 as the result of a project conducted under the auspices of a Ministry of Education Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research [....] Portions of that work were subsequently incorporated by Ono Kenkichi in a Japanese language publication, Nihon teien jiten (Iwanami Shoten, 2004). This online compilation, maintained by the Department of Cultural Heritage of the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, is intended to make the English language content of the original dictionary more widely accessible."

Site contents:
* English index (Over 600 entries organised alphabetically,
abbot's quarters, aggregate lantern, aka well, Akisato Rito, Amanohashidate, Amida hall, angler fish basin, arbor, arched bridge, arched stone bridge, arching stone, armor pattern screen fence, and artificial hill, [...]
[...], milepost lantern, millstone, miniature landscape, mirror stone, mist-shaped island, monkey pine, moon shadow stone, moss, moss garden, mountain base stone, mountain island, mountain path stone, mountain slope stone, and mountain-and-water landscape, [...]
[...], waterfowl stone, waterside lantern, wave-receiving stone, wayside stone, weathered beauty western style garden, who goes there? lantern, wild wave stone, wing stone, wisteria yard, wooden bridge, wooden conduit, wooden gate, wooden steps, worshiping stone, Yang stone, yarai fence, yarimizu stream, Yin stone, Yin-Yang stones, yoko ochi (cascade), Yosuien garden, Zen'ami, and zigzag bridge);
* Japanese index.

[Dictionary data structure:
English Index - (1) English Entry & URL to the English language definition with hypertext links to related entries in the dictionary, (2) Kanji/Kana, (3) Romanization [romaji]
Japanese Index - (1) Japanese Romanized Entry & URL to the English language definition with hypertext links to related entries in the dictionary, (2) Kanji/Kana, (3) Corresponding English Entry - ed.]

URL http://www.nabunken.go.jp/database/jgd/index.html

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

Link reported by: Walter Edwards (edwards--at--nabunken.go.jp), forwarded by h-asia--at--h-net.msu.edu

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