There are several ways to search the Library's catalog for materials; however you might want to use the Subject Headings Art Japan or Art Japanese.
Article Databases and Journals
ASU Library subscribes to over 400 databases. On the Libraries' homepage under Articles you can search for articles, select a specific database or look up an e-Journal by title. Though there are many databases that might be useful I have selected several to get you started in your research.
Comprehensive online reference resource for all aspects of the visual arts worldwide from prehistory to the 1990s. Includes information on artists, worldwide art, artistic techniques, and other art-related topics.
Contains the complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary & the Britannica Book of the Year. Includes articles, illustrations, definitions, and links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors.
Yoshiko Chuma [videorecording] : a page out of order / DuArt Film and Video ; produced by Michael Blackwood Productions, Inc. ; a film by Rima Yamazaki ; producer, Michael Blackwood . 2009 (61 minutes). Hayden Lower Level GV1785.C528 Y67 2009 DVD
The cats of Mirikitani [videorecording] / produced by Lucid Dreaming, Inc. in association with the Independent Television Serivice (ITVS) and the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM) ; producers, Masa Yoshikawa, Linda Hattendorf ; director, Linda Hattendorf. 2008 (74 minutes); West Media N6537.M56 C38 2008 DVD
The discovery of Japan [videorecording] : arts of the southern barbarians / a production of NHK International. 2005 (30 minutes); Hayden Lower Level N7353.5 .D58 2005 DVD
Hokusai: the suspended threat (30:59) This program takes a deep look into Hokusai’s The Great Wave, interpreting the story it tells and scrutinizing formal aspects ranging from the perfect spiral that underpins the wave, to the spiritual balance between water and sky, to the fractal-like nature of the wavelets.
Yayoi Kusama: the polka dot princess (49.01) YayoiKusama, 83, is a self-proclaimed genius who wears signature red polka-dot clothes and is one of few Japanese artists who have achieved worldwide celebrity.
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ASU Library has a number of tutorials available. They are usually short (4 minutes or less) and focus on problems you may run into as you research and write your papers. They can be found on the Library's home page under Services for Students or at Tutorials. I selected a few that might be helpful:
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