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200 Larkin St.
San Francisco, CA 94102
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Inro with map of Japan, 1670-1722

Inro with map of Japan, 1670-1722. By Shiomi Masanari (Japanese, 1647 – approx. 1722), Lacquered wood with sprinkled metallic powder (maki-e) decoration. Gift of Dr. Joseph Kushner, 2014.6. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA)

Search Houston Asian American Archive (HAAA) for oral histories, letters, diaries, photographs, newspapers and other records.

GRADE LEVEL: Early Elementary School (K-3), Elementary School (4-5), Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Fan-shaped box with the Eight Views of Omi (Lake Biwa)

Fan-shaped box with the Eight Views of Omi (Lake Biwa), Meiji period (1868-1912)-Taisho period (1912-1926). Japan. Lacquered wood with makie (sprinkled metallic powder) decoration; silver. The Avery Brundage Collection, B60M255. Photograph © Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

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Exploring Japan's Geography through Visual Analysis

Students explore the unique geogrraphical features through visual analysis of works of art. Then, they infer how these characteristics affected Japan’s culture and relationships with the mainland.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8)

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An Introduction to the Geography of the Himalayas

The Himalayas are the highest mountain ranges in the world, and from them flow the major rivers of Asia. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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An Introduction to the Geography of Southeast Asia

Only in the past sixty years has “Southeast Asia” been used to refer to the region comprising modern-day Burma (Myanmar), Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, and the Philippines. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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An Introduction to the Geography of Korea

Korea is a mountainous peninsula surrounded by the sea on three sides. It shares its northern borders with China and Russia, and its closest southern neighbor is Japan, which lies across a narrow strait. Learn more.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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At the Table: Reclaiming Tofu

Tasting Menu is a series that considers connections between Bay Area “foodie” culture and objects in the museum’s collection.

GRADE LEVEL: High School (9-12), College and Beyond

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Bodh Gaya: Center of the Buddhist World

Learn about Bodh Gaya, one of several sights in India associated with the birth of Buddhism.

GRADE LEVEL: Middle School (6-8), High School (9-12), College and Beyond