Things Japanese

This is a list of short essays I wrote on various things connected with Japan. It is not an encyclopedia, nor am I exhaustive about the individual subjects. The essays are just short introductions on subjects that interest me. In the words of Basil Chamberlain:
‘Things Japanese, Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan’ (1905).

Ainu - indigenous people of Japan
Azuchi-Momoyama period
Bachi
Bentō - lunch box
Biwa and biwa music
Buddhism
Cha - tea
Christian Music in Japan
Daruma Dolls
Enka - Japanese tearjerkers
European Appreciation of Japanese Music
Fast Food in Japan
Father Louis Frois
Fuki no Kyoku
Fusuma, sliding doors
Gaijin, nanbanjin and kōmōjin
Gardens
Genji monogatari - The Tale of Genji
Geography
Golden Week
Heian Beauty
Houses
How to stay warm in Japan
Iroha
Japanese Appreciation of European Music
Ise Jingū Shrine
Kaiseki Ryōri
Kendō - The Way of the Sword
Kakuzo Okakura
Kō-awase - the Art of Incense
Komoriuta - lullabies
Kōsaku Yamada
Koto
Kōwaka
Kyūdō - Japanese Archery
Lute music from a 17th century traveller to Japan
Mono no Aware - a Sensitivety to Things
Musashi

Rāmen
Sakura - cherry-blossom
Semi - cicades
Shakuhachi
Shamisen
Shōchū - liquor
Shōgatsu - New Year
Slippers
Strings for Japanese instruments
Sugita Genpaku
Taishō era
Taishōgoto
Tatami
Tea Ceremony
The Book of Tea
Theatre Music
The musical travels of the Tenshō boy envoys
The Tenshō Boys
Things to do with Soy Beans
Travelling in Japan
Uguisu - Japanese Bush Warbler
Urashima-Tarō
Waka
What to eat raw in Japan
Wabi Sabi
Writing
Zen