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
Asian Rare Books Source for rare and out-of-print books on Asian
art and culture.
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.
Montain 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 Today A non-profit forum for international ceramic art on
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.
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.
Digital Archives of Ishikawa JAPAN The official web site of Ishikawa
prefecture in Japan, a wealth of local cultural information.
About.com Guide to Japan for Visitors Shizuko Mishima's comprehensive
guide to everything Japanese.
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.
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
Traveller and Sunset magazines.
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.
Coffee/Tea at About.com Thorough site on coffee and tea led by
guide Lindsey Goodwin.
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.