Web LOL: Library Of Links Impractical Proposals


History: Black Ships & Samurai

Terrific: "The major entry on this website is a Core Exhibit featuring some 200 Japanese and American graphics depicting the 1853-1854 mission by Commodore Matthew Perry that led to the opening of Japan to the outside world. The Core Exhibit brings together a wealth of rarely seen graphics from both sides of this historical encounter and interweaves these with an original text by John W. Dower. In the great challenge of "visualizing cultures," this project is offered as a model for examining not only who is doing the viewing, but also how what is viewed is shaped by the medium used (paintings, lithographs, woodblock prints, photographs, etc.)." - from the website. <>