Japanese websites might seem pretty rare on the web and for those who doesn’t understand the Japanese language will have a hard time searching for them. Incited by past Japanese culture, we will generally think that their website might be as ancient as their tradition.
In fact the culture of Japan has evolved greatly over the millennia, from the country’s prehistoric Jomon culture to its contemporary hybrid culture, which combines influences from Asia, Europe and North America.
However the creativeness of Japanese web designers and developers are parallel to their western counterparts and with their rich history and traditional background, they have added an extra punch in their uniqueness.
Brief Introduction Of Japanese History
Japan has been ruled by emperors for more than 1500 years, and that they have all descended from the same imperial family. Buddhism was imported to Japan via China and Korea. Japan was subject to strong Chinese and Korean influence thereafter, but was unable to develop a strong centralized State based on the Chinese model.
Japanese vocabulary has been heavily influenced by loanwords from other languages. A vast number of words were borrowed from Chinese, or created from Chinese models, over a period of at least 1,500 years. Till date, much of the Japanese design still have traces of their richly immerse history.
Here we present to you 25 artistic and traditional Japanese websites that could provide you with a different and more detailed insight into Japan web design and trend.
Artistic And Traditional Japanese Web Design
Nakamise features several traditional and beautiful shop-houses in Japan.
Subtonic is started by T.Yamasaki who deals with graphics, motion and interface design.
Alamode Palais showcases some of the most beautiful and artistic wedding and lifestyle concept.
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art has a variety collection of artistic works.
Allnew6 let you have a different insight in artistic website.
Butch makes accessories and clothes with knitting, sewing and stringing beads together to create decorative goods for sale.
Ayanomitoma is an online portfolio for it’s artistic works.
Branding.jp is specialize in creating branding and identity.
Hanamichiya is also selling traditional Japanese costumes.
Ippodo Tea sells traditional Japanese tea.
Jagda present artistic works in a different outlook.
Suzukihitsuji is a music album site featuring Hitsuji Suzuki with his “SHEEP Majors debut”.
Kabusan introduce the beginning of Vaizravana in Japan Kabusanji.
Kamejiro is a traditional Japanese dance club site.
Kizashi Gion introduce their gorgeous suite for attraction.
Lst photo studio features some beautiful and artistic images.
Ozhan recommends a comprehensive place of tourist attraction.
Prismtone showcase some of excellent designing works and arts.
SAAN promotes a health drink that is beneficial to to our body.
Shunkawakami is an artist and designer based in Tokyo, Japan.
Space untitled is a beautiful photo gallery.
Studiocircus let you rent their studio for events or music lessons.
RSR highlight the Rising Sun Rock Festival in Japan.
Tukuru Hito provide high quality design services.
Most of these websites are designed using Flash which is very popular in Japanese web trends. Even though these websites are quite hard to be located on search engines, they are compensated with their gorgeous design and visual appeals.
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