Category Archive: Japan lifestyle

Japanese artist touch to Esaias van de Velde: Light of Japan on Dutch art of yesteryear

Japanese artist touch to Esaias van de Velde: Light of Japan on Dutch art of yesteryear Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Another stunning art piece by the Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, is… Continue reading

Japan art and Kanzan Shimomura: Famous son of Wakayama and his early artistic life in Tokyo

Japan art and Kanzan Shimomura: Famous son of Wakayama and his early artistic life in Tokyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanzan Shimomura (1873 to 1930) is a famous son… Continue reading

Japanese art and Takeshiro Kanokogi: Influence of Jean-Paul Laurens and Emile-Rene Menard

Japanese art and Takeshiro Kanokogi: Influence of Jean-Paul Laurens and Emile-Rene Menard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Takeshiro Kanokogi was born in 1874 during the infancy of the Meiji… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Matsumura Goshun: Impact of high culture, Yosa Buson, and the shadow of death

Art of Japan and Matsumura Goshun: Impact of high culture, Yosa Buson, and the shadow of death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Matsumura Goshun was born in 1752 during… Continue reading

Japan poetry and Tendai Buddhism: The historian and poetic Buddhist monk Jien (1155-1225)

Japan poetry and Tendai Buddhism: The historian and poetic Buddhist monk Jien (1155-1225) Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Buddhist monk Jien was born in 1155 and he passed away from this… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: the stunning art of his early golden period

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: the stunning art of his early golden period  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a pivotal Japanese artist of the twentieth century. Hence he… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Nishikawa Sukenobu: From the Empress to Prostitutes

Art of Japan and Nishikawa Sukenobu: From the Empress to Prostitutes Modern Tokyo Times Lee Jay Walker The Japanese artist Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) was based in the cultural city of Kyoto and he… Continue reading

Japan art and the paths of Shintoism and Buddhism: Holy men in the snow without Abraham

Japan art and the paths of Shintoism and Buddhism: Holy men in the snow without Abraham Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the second part of Sawako Utsumi’s art that focuses on… Continue reading

International animation fans in mourning over the death of Isao Takahata: Grave of the Fireflies

International animation fans in mourning over the death of Isao Takahata: Grave of the Fireflies Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If individuals adore animation, then the all-time classic Grave of the Fireflies… Continue reading

Buddhist art from China and Japan: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) and the shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210)

Buddhist artists from China and Japan: Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) and the shadow of Liang K’ai (1140-1210) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The path of Buddhism in China and Japan knows many roads… Continue reading

Confucianism and the piety of the Japanese artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841)

Confucianism and the piety of the Japanese artist Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Watanabe Kazan (1793-1841) was a very thoughtful artist who came from Japan. Ethics wise, the… Continue reading

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Cultural Richness of the Middle Kingdom

Ninth Century Japanese Art: Kose Kanaoka and the Cultural Richness of the Middle Kingdom   Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times A great deal of information isn’t forthcoming in the English-speaking world when… Continue reading

Japan poetry and impact of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770)

Japan poetry and impact of the Middle Kingdom: Abe no Nakamaro (698-770) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The eighth-century Japanese scholar and poet, Abe no Nakamaro (698-770), belongs to the cultural world… Continue reading

Great 2018 Winter Olympics for Japan: Female Speed Skaters led the way

Great 2018 Winter Olympics for Japan: Female Speed Skaters led the way Noriko Watanabe and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is one that will stay in… Continue reading

Japan art and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired by Japan

Japan art and the last Ukiyo-e knell of the Meiji Era: Western artists inspired by Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art is especially linked with the Edo Period (1603-1868) but… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)

Japanese Art and Kano Michinobu (1730-1790)  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kano school of art blessed Japan for many centuries after the founding fathers were born in the fifteenth century. However,… Continue reading

Japan is having a great 2018 Winter Olympics: Kodaira and Hanyu win respective Gold Medals

Japan is having a great 2018 Winter Olympics: Kodaira and Hanyu win respective Gold Medals Sawako Uchida and Chika Mori Modern Tokyo Times The 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea is going swimmingly… Continue reading

Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and richness of Japanese art despite the warring times

Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) and richness of Japanese art despite the warring times Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Kano Eitoku (1543-1590) says much about the various dynamics of the… Continue reading

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China

Zen Buddhist priest Mokuan Reien and Japanese Art: Fourteenth century China  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Middle Kingdom (China) enticed the thirteenth century born Japanese Zen priest, Mokuan Reien, based on… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615): Buddhism and high culture

Art of Japan and Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615): Buddhism and high culture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The impact of Buddhism on the art of Kaihō Yūshō (1533-1615) is abundantly obvious and the… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kano Sanraku (1559-1635): Centralization and continuity

Japanese Art and Kano Sanraku (1559-1635): Centralization and continuity Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kano Sanraku (1559-1635) witnessed the power processes of the centralization of Japan that ultimately led… Continue reading

Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) and the window of Nagasaki in Japan (1731-1733)

Chinese Artist Shen Quan (Nanpin) and the window of Nagasaki in Japan (1731-1733) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The window of Nagasaki in Japan enabled the Chinese artist, Shen Quan (Nanpin), to… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781): Deep admiration of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573)

Art of Japan and Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781): Deep admiration of the Muromachi Period (1336-1573) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Soga Shōhaku (1730-1781) is a very intriguing artist because he wasn’t conventional. Equally… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kose Kanaoka: Illusive Spirit of a Ninth Century Artist and the Middle Kingdom

Art of Japan and Kose Kanaoka: Illusive Spirit of a Ninth Century Artist and the Middle Kingdom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tragically, a fire in the seventeenth century destroyed the last… Continue reading

Yosa Buson and Japanese Poetry: In the footsteps of Matsuo Bashō

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

Famous Japanese Buddhist Warrior of the Twelfth Century and Japanese Art: Rich Legacy of Benkei

Famous Japanese Buddhist Warrior of the Twelfth Century and Japanese Art: Rich Legacy of Benkei Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a famous and highly esteemed Japanese… Continue reading

Japanese Landscapes by Kuniyoshi

Japanese Landscapes by Kuniyoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Kuniyoshi is among the crème de la crème of ukiyo-e artists because his artwork remains powerful in modern times.  Kuniyoshi, just like… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the Snow without Abraham

Japanese Art and the two paths of Buddhism and Shintoism: Faith in the Snow without Abraham Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The latest art piece by Sawako Utsumi, a contemporary Japanese artist… Continue reading

Pierre Bonnard, Japanese Art, and his early artistic life: le Nabi très Japonard

Pierre Bonnard, Japanese Art, and his early artistic life: le Nabi très Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Pierre Bonnard is known for his love of Japanese art. Despite this,… Continue reading

Yukio Mishima and the spirit of a genius based on the soul of history: The last great Japanese writer

Yukio Mishima and the spirit of a genius based on the soul of history: The last great Japanese writer Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japan witnessed many shifting sands since the Meiji… Continue reading

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning

Japan Artist inspired by Alfred Sisley: Tranquility through Japanese eyes and cultural warning Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Alfred Sisley painted many adorable landscapes through the medium of impressionism. Yet,… Continue reading

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, and the Middle Kingdom

Sugawara Mitsushige and Bodhisattva Kannon: Buddhism, Japanese Culture, 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.… Continue reading