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Japan Art & Architecture

Books About Japanese Art & Architecture__________

Find books at Boston University and throughout the world via Boston University Libraries Search (BULS). Your results will include WorldCat titles that appear in a blue pop-up window.  Type keywords in the search boxes and use the limiters (filters) to refine your topic. Try to be specific.

Remember to "Sign In" with your BU login. Our eBook subscriptions are available only to BU faculty, students, and staff. Signing in also lets you request unavailable books directly from BULS by clicking a Request button. 

eBooks are included in the results of a BULS search.  You also can search for them by title, if you know it, or by keywords in 

 and in our other eBook collections.  

Here are sample searches for books on Japanese photography and Japanese painting:

painting AND Japan
photography AND Japan

Browse books and eBooks by subject in the BU collections on:

Japanese Art

Japanese Prints

Japanese Architecture

Getting Books Not Available at BU

There are several ways you can obtain books or articles that we do not own. These include:

  • WorldCat Discovery. WorldCat Discovery allows current BU faculty, staff, and students to borrow books directly from other Boston Library Consortium libraries. Turnaround time is approximately three working days. (How to use WorldCat Discovery)

  • Interlibrary Loan. Interlibrary Loan services allow current BU faculty, staff, and students to request books, articles, book chapters, and other materials that our ILL staff will obtain from other libraries. Books generally take 2-4 weeks to arrive; articles are generally delivered electronically within 1-2 days.

  • BLC Cards. A Boston Library Consortium Card allows the bearer to borrow—in person—circulating material from a member library, just as you would from a BU library. Boston University faculty, staff, and students on the Charles River Campus may obtain a Consortium Card by filling out an application form. Medical Campus affiliates apply at the Alumni Medical Library.