This site is about how Japanese aesthetic values are expressed in architecture, gardens, folk arts and crafts, everyday life and other areas that lie outside the scope of most museums. We hope this will provide a useful resource for those interested in Japanese culture. There are also galleries of art photos taken by David Young in places other than Japan (see Other Photographs), and items for sale: photographs, woodblock and stone prints, and a book on Japanese aesthetics.
CLICK ON THE COPYRIGHTED IMAGES BELOW TO OPEN GALLERIES OF PHOTOGRAPHS OF JAPAN TAKEN BY THE SITE AUTHORS OVER A NUMBER OF YEARS.
See the menu at the top right of this page for a discussion of key topics (AESTHETIC ISSUES).