Artstor is partnering with Smith College to share approximately 500 images of Japanese art, architecture, and festivals created by David Boggett in the Digital Library. David Boggett is a Professor in the Faculty of the Humanities at Kyoto Seika University, where he has taught Japanese and Asian history of over 30 years. His photographs focus on the historic buildings, religious and civil festivals, and traditions of Kyoto and the nearby Lake Biwa area of Shiga Prefecture. The collection in Artstor will document the historic architecture in the area, particularly shrines and temples, and the local festivals celebrated at these sites. The images also record the traditional rituals, customs, costumes, and artifacts associated with the festivals, many of which are no longer held, or have been altered through the influence of modernization and tourism.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the David Boggett: Art, Architecture, and Festivals in Japan (Smith College) collection page.

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