I've been searching the web for sites which might have images of
jewelry, especially "art jewelry" or one-offs from Japan. does
anyone know of such a site?
As old-fashoned Japanese culture we have only one “jewelry”. That’s
"kanzashi", Japanese hair pins. Ceramics, Buddist sculptures and
Buddist buildings were almost all in Japanese culture.
But I’ll write some keyword of Japanese culture, those may be useful
raden: ornaments that is made by embedding mother of perl onto wood,
tortoiseshell, etc. http://www.mantokuya.com/framepage2.htm
mokuge-gane: woodden-like pattern by soldering many colorful layer
kanzashi: japanese hair pin. www.lucky-co.co.jp/profile.htm
bekkou: ornaments made by tortoiseshell.
bosatsu: Buddist sculptures.
kongou rikishi: one kind of buddist sculptures.
houou: Japanese phenix. www.amarume.co.jp/news.htm
ryuu: Japanese (Chinese) dragon.
You can search much more pictures with the aboves words. Please try
Google Image Search. http://images.google.com/
Japanese language is far from English, so if you want to convert any
English words to Japanese alphabetical words, that can be used as
search keywords like this E-mail and different from our usual
expressions, please ask me.
I hope this helps, Takashi Tomoeda @Takashi_Tomoeda1