Ethnography and Folklore

Asia-Pacific Database on Intangible Cultural Heritage
The Asia-Pacific Database on Intangible Cultural Heritage contains information about traditional performing arts including music, dance, theatre, puppet theatre, and others. It mainly provides descriptions and photographs; some video clips are also available.
East Asia Image Collection, Lafayette College
The East Asia Image Collection, Lafayette College presents digitized contemporary postcards, photographs, and slides which showcase from Japan’s colonial expansion era to occupation era, including China, Korea, Japan, and Indonesia, Colonial Taiwan, and Manchuria (it particularly highlights these
Kyoto Festivals and Customs
Kyoto Festivals and Customs consists of a two-volume album of hand paintings that depict Kyoto’s annual festivals and customs during the pre-WWII era. Each painting accompanies a detailed description of the subject.
Japanese Folklore Database: Inada Koji Collection
The Japanese Folklore Database from the Inada Koji Collection, National Museum of Ethnology offers a summary and catalogue of the collection. The collection comprises recordings of folklores throughout the country. The database offers a catalogue and summary of each recording.
Chronology of Clothing Culture in Japan: 1868–1945
Chronology of Clothing Culture in Japan: 1868–1945 highlights the changes in fashion from ethnic style to western style clothing. The collection contains data as well as images.
Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters
The Digital Archive of Japan’s 2011 Disasters, run by the Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, focuses on preserving and sharing the memory of the disasters. It collects online records, blog articles, messages on twitter, and multimedia works connected to the disaster.
Islamic Monuments in India: Photographic Database
Islamic Monuments in India: Photographic Database is an output from a research expedition to India. The photos capture scenes from across the country, however most images focus on Delhi. It was ordered both by cities of place and by types of building.
The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs: From Photographs in Publications Held by the National Diet Library
The Meiji and Taisho Eras in Photographs highlights scenery from the last decade of the nineteenth century to the early decades of the twentieth century from Tokyo and Kansai. Both count 500 and 400 items, respectively.
Northern Research Database, Hokkaido Museum of Northern Peoples
Digital Archives, Iwate Prefectural Museum
Folktale Archive
Museum Archive
Folk Tool Database