Here you will find some guides and handouts to appreciating some of the classic works and themes of Japanese culture:

  • PowerPoint:  Introduction to Japan
  • A Guide to Reading The Tale of Genji
  • Genealogy Guide to The Tale of Genji
  • A Guide to Reading the Puppet Play of Chūshingura
  • A Guide to Inagaki's Film Version of Chūshingura
  • Character Guide to Tokyo Story
  • Comments on Yukio Mishima's The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea