Category Archive: Japan art

Japan art and stunning angle to Sakai Hōitsu who belongs to the Edo Period by Sawako Utsumi

Japan art and stunning angle to Sakai Hōitsu who belongs to the Edo Period by Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times In the latest art piece by Sawako Utsumi, this contemporary… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh

Art of Japan and the Altered Reality of Hiroshige by Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando (Utagawa) Hiroshige (1797-1858) is one of the most famous Japanese ukiyo-e artists to have… Continue reading

Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past

Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past                                              Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female poet, Ono no Komachi, was born in the ninth century. It… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui and Japanese art: Poverty to continuity

Ito Shinsui and Japanese art: Poverty to continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His artwork… Continue reading

Japan poetry and Yosa Buson: Footsteps of Matsuo Bashō

Japan poetry and Yosa Buson: Footsteps of Matsuo Basho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Yosa Buson (1716-1784) in Japan is highly acclaimed because his haiku reached the hearts of… Continue reading

Japanese art and Sōami (1472-1525): Aesthetics, China, and Zen Buddhism

Japanese art and Sōami (1472-1525): Aesthetics, China, and Zen Buddhism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist, Sōami, is known for an array of areas linked to high culture in the… Continue reading

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and art of Japan: The world of power concentration

Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) and art of Japan: The world of power concentration Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times   Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) belongs to a time of major change in Japanese society. Hence,… Continue reading

Poetry of Japan and Arakida Moritake (1473-1549): Ambiance of Shintoism and Iio Sogi

Poetry of Japan and Arakida Moritake (1473-1549): Ambiance of Shintoism and Iio Sogi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In time, the poet Arakida Moritake (1473-1549) became the symbolic head Shinto priest of… Continue reading

Ando Hiroshige and Japan art: Sexuality, landscapes, and becoming a Buddhist Monk

Ando Hiroshige and Japan art: Sexuality, landscapes, and becoming a Buddhist Monk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Internationally, Japanese art is known for the richness of various cultural angles during the Edo… Continue reading

Japan art and Confucianism: The Bleak reality of Seppuku for a thoughtful artist

Japan art and Confucianism: The Bleak reality of Seppuku for a thoughtful artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) highlights the fact that social mobility could break the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the female warrior Tomoe Gozen: The onna-bugeisha

Art of Japan and the female warrior Tomoe Gozen: The onna-bugeisha Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tomoe Gozen is a famous female warrior in Japan who highlights the reality that women played… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Sado Island: Trilogy of Nichiren in the Snow during his exile

Art of Japan and Sado Island: Trilogy of Nichiren in the Snow during his exile Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) is one of the most famous Buddhist teachers to emanate… Continue reading

Japanese art and Claude Monet

Japanese art and Claude Monet Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Claude Monet was a very important French Impressionist artist and despite new movements including Cubism and Fauvism, he remained committed to Impressionism.… Continue reading

Japan art and one-sided love: Frailty of life despite his boundless love of Paris

Japan art and one-sided love: Frailty of life despite his boundless love of Paris Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to have left the… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist and L. S. Lowry in Full Bloom by Sawako Utsumi

Contemporary Japanese artist and L. S. Lowry in Full Bloom by Sawako Utsumi  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, adores a plethora of different art styles fused… Continue reading

Japanese art and the small window of Nagasaki: The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin)

Japanese art and the small window of Nagasaki: The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Chinese artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) had a limited opportunity and a narrow… Continue reading

Buddhist monk Jien and a window into old Japan (1155-1225): Poetry and history

Buddhist monk Jien and a window into old Japan (1155-1225): Poetry and history Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The elite nature of Japanese Buddhism began to change dramatically during the Kamakura Period… Continue reading

The poetry of old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito and the devoutly Buddhist Emperor Shōmu

The poetry of old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito and the devoutly Buddhist Emperor Shōmu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Yamabe no Akahito belongs to the world of eighth-century Japan when Nara… Continue reading

Japanese art, Goshun, and the influence of Buson: The artistic heaven on earth

Japanese art, Goshun, and the influence of Buson: The artistic heaven on earth Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Matsumura Goshun (1752-1811) created countless stunning art pieces that reflect nature and serenity.… Continue reading

Japanese art and poetry: The last throes before the ghost of time

The last throes before the ghost of time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A lifetime of friendship becomes distant. Moments of confusion grow from minutes to days. Loved ones often erased. The… Continue reading

Buddhist art and the Japanese priest Mokuan Reien: The Middle Kingdom and Mu Qi

Buddhist art and the Japanese priest Mokuan Reien: The Middle Kingdom and Mu Qi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien was born in the thirteenth century… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kume Keiichirō: Stability despite the change

Art of Japan and Kume Keiichirō: Stability despite the change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kume Keiichirō (1866-1934) belongs to the Meiji, Taisho, and Showa periods of history in… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese artist and adorable landscape titled “Hakone in Natural Splendor”

Contemporary Japanese artist and adorable landscape titled “Hakone in Natural Splendor” Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi recently produced another adorable art piece that focused on the… Continue reading

Sugawara Mitsushige and Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Buddhism: Bodhisattva Kannon and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The passing of time never dampens the beauty of the thirteenth-century Japanese calligrapher Sugawara Mitsushige. Indeed, just… Continue reading

Soga Shōhaku went against the grain in the eighteenth century: Art of the Muromachi Period

Soga Shōhaku went against the grain in the eighteenth century: Art of the Muromachi Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) went against the grain in the… Continue reading

Kanzan Shimomura and art of Japan: The flows of Buddhist art, Kano, Rinpa, and the school of Tosa

Kanzan Shimomura and art of Japan: The flows of Buddhist art, Kano, Rinpa, and the school of Tosa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanzan Shimomura (1873 to 1930) is a… Continue reading

Art of Japan in a changing environment: Paris and Saburosuke Okada

Art of Japan in a changing environment: Paris and Saburosuke Okada Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saburosuke Okada (1869-1939) was born one year after the Meiji Restoration of 1868 and he would… Continue reading

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth

Art and Poetry: Typhoons and earthquakes take asunder to this cold earth In a flash, all love that was embraced was over The beauty of the child, the lady, the male, the grandparents,… Continue reading

Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Artistic Outreach and Buddhist Contemplation

Sengai Gibon and Rinzai Buddhism: Artistic Outreach and Buddhist Contemplation Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The inner-soul of Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) was always multidimensional and the flow that linked all fusions… Continue reading

The reality of poverty for the Japanese artist Eisen and his independent nature

The reality of poverty for the Japanese artist Eisen and his independent nature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learned to be independent at an early age because he chose… Continue reading

Power dynamics of art and the Tosa School: Richness of culture and Buddhism

Power dynamics of art and the Tosa School: Richness of culture and Buddhism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kiyoo: Social and political convulsions but artistic continuity

Art of Japan and Kiyoo: Social and political convulsions but artistic continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawamura Kiyoo (1852-1934) created many amazing pieces of art during a period… Continue reading