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Links of Interest

Arts and Crafts

Internet for the Fine Arts A comprehensive network of artists, galleries, museums, organizations, and resources relating to the fine arts.

Lucidcafé Interactive magazine serving up a rich menu of images and information, with Cafe Forum, Art Forum, Gallery, Library and more!

Sacred Singing Bowls Authentic antique singing bowls, Buddhist ritual items and Himalayan artifacts from Nepal; listen to the bowls!

World Wide Arts Resources The largest directory of arts on the Web

Books and Magazines

Han-Shan Tang Books Excellent mail order bookseller specializing in antiquarian, new and secondhand books about Asian art

Michi Online World’s first electronic journal of Japanese cultural arts

Paragon Book Gallery Mail order bookseller with a good selection of books and magazines on Asian arts and Asian studies.

China

Mountain Songs A bilingual, database website, fully searchable, which connects ancient (and some modern) Chinese poetry to the sites where the poems were written by means of digital images and GIS coordinates.

Ceramics

Ceramics Today A non-profit forum for international ceramic art on the Web

Commercial

Isabel Art Gallery French site featuring high quality oil reproductions of Masterpieces (Van Gogh, Monet, Renoir, and more)

The Gallery of China Many beautiful Chinese paintings to enhance your Feng Shui and improve the ambience of your room. Includes information about symbolism, Taoism and more

Virtual Homesite Large directory of sites related to the home industry

Health

About Alternative Medicine Interesting site with links to resources and articles on alternative medicine and therapies

Path for Life Jeanette Bronée offers a new perspective and approach to holistic nutrition through her plan for obtaining a healthy, joyful and nourishing relationship to food and self

Japan

Digital Archives of Ishikawa JAPAN The official web site of Ishikawa prefecture in Japan, a wealth of local cultural information

True Swords Here can be found a variety of swords including katanas, bokken and wakizashi. Check out their blog, “Wakizashi Sword History.”

Marketing and Creative Services

Concept Copy Cotter Award-winning freelance writing and creative ideas for building brands

Photography

Paul Cotter Work has appeared in National Geographic magazine and permanent art displays; offering photography classes for groups and individuals in Southern California

John Kaplan Pulitzer prize-winning photography — a don’t miss!

David Sanger Award-winning travel photography as seen in National Geographic Traveler and Sunset magazines

Tea

Barry’s Tea Features gourmet tea imported from Ireland; site has lots of Irish cultural links

Cha_Tao Tea Group Host Kent Nilsson moderates this discussion group with a central topic of East Asian tea culture and the ramifications of its transplantation to the Occident

MashTea Gholee CyberTeaHouse Excellent site about tea with quotes, vendor list and receipes, also links to and information about Persian culture

Oolong Tea Drinkers Club Join host James Prellwitz for discussions on oolong tea-drinking; pu-erh tea lovers welcome too!

Pu-erh Teas  Exploring the world of pu-erh teas, dedicated to providing interesting and relevant information on one of China’s most famous medicinal teas

Reading the Tea Leaves  Tea education, consultancy and tastings by Lydia Kung, who offers intelligent, thoughtful posts on various aspects of the tea experience

 

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