An Exploration Into 25 Artistic And Traditional Japanese Websites

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.

Japanese websites

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

Chiso
Chiso is an artistic site that sells Japanese traditional costumes which is Kimono.

Chiso

Nakamise
Nakamise features several traditional and beautiful shop-houses in Japan.

Nakamise

Subtonic
Subtonic is started by T.Yamasaki who deals with graphics, motion and interface design.

Subtonic

Alamode Palais
Alamode Palais showcases some of the most beautiful and artistic wedding and lifestyle concept.

Alamode

Toyota Museum
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art has a variety collection of artistic works.

Aichi

Allnew6
Allnew6 let you have a different insight in artistic website.

Allnew6

Atelierbutch
Butch makes accessories and clothes with knitting, sewing and stringing beads together to create decorative goods for sale.

Atelierbutch

Ayanomitoma
Ayanomitoma is an online portfolio for it's artistic works.

Ayanomitoma

Branding
Branding.jp is specialize in creating branding and identity.

Branding

Hanamichiya
Hanamichiya is also selling traditional Japanese costumes.

Hanamichiya

Japan illbe
Japan Illbe showcases many beautiful and traditional Japanese building in artworks and photography.

Illbe

Ippodo Tea
Ippodo Tea sells traditional Japanese tea.

Ippodo Tea

Jagda.org
Jagda present artistic works in a different outlook.

Jagda

Suzukihitsuji
Suzukihitsuji is a music album site featuring Hitsuji Suzuki with his "SHEEP Majors debut".

Suzukihitsuji

Kabusan
Kabusan introduce the beginning of Vaizravana in Japan Kabusanji.

Kabusan

Kamejiro
Kamejiro is a traditional Japanese dance club site.

Kamejiro

Kizashi gion
Kizashi Gion introduce their gorgeous suite for attraction.

Kizashi Gion

lst-photo
Lst photo studio features some beautiful and artistic images.

lst photo

Ohzan
Ozhan recommends a comprehensive place of tourist attraction.

Ohzan

Prismtone
Prismtone showcase some of excellent designing works and arts.

Prismtone

Saan
SAAN promotes a health drink that is beneficial to to our body.

Saan

Shunkawakami
Shunkawakami is an artist and designer based in Tokyo, Japan.

Shunkawakami

Space Untitled
Space untitled is a beautiful photo gallery.

Space Untitled

Studiocircus
Studiocircus let you rent their studio for events or music lessons.

Studiocircus

Wess
RSR highlight the Rising Sun Rock Festival in Japan.

Wess

Tukuru Hito
Tukuru Hito provide high quality design services.

Tukuru

Conclusion

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.

What’s your perception on Japanese website or have you seen any beautiful Japanese websites? Share with us here!