Category Archive: Kansai news

Japan Tourism and Stunning Wakayama: Ticking Clock of Buddhism in Koyasan and Negoro-Ji

Japan Tourism and Stunning Wakayama: Ticking Clock of Buddhism in Koyasan and Negoro-Ji Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If visitors to Japan have time to connect with spirituality, then… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life

Japanese Art and Narashige Koide: Nudes, Portraiture and Still Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply embedded when thinking… Continue reading

Kamisaka Sekka and Japanese Art: Rimpa and Culture despite Rapid Historical Changes

Kamisaka Sekka and Japanese Art: Rimpa and Culture despite Rapid Historical Changes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is… Continue reading

Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture

Wakayama Tourism, Buddhism and Negoro-ji: Japanese History, Religion and Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Japan is blessed with amazing nature and the historical and cultural reality of this unique… Continue reading

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion Vibes: Impact of Spain

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion Vibes: Impact of Spain Hiroshi Saito and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times Japan is internationally famous for luxury fashion and being accessible to a whole array of fashion trends.… Continue reading

Wakayama Tourism and Kukai: Koyasan, the Richness of Buddhism and Old Japan

Wakayama Tourism and Kukai: Koyasan, the Richness of Buddhism and Old Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kansai region is extremely diverse because you have countless places to visit and enjoy… Continue reading

Narashige Koide and Art of Japan: Portraiture Art, Still Life and Vibrant Nudes

Narashige Koide and Art of Japan: Portraiture Art, Still Life and Vibrant Nudes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoga (Western-style) portraiture art and expressions of still life by Narashige Koide remain deeply… Continue reading

Sublime Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro: Environment of Kyoto to Western Style Portraiture

Sublime Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro: Environment of Kyoto to Western Style Portraiture Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The sublime Japanese artist Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) lived during a time of momentous changes. He… Continue reading

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art is very distinctive and contrasts greatly with… Continue reading

Japan Tourism in Nara: The Cradle of Japanese High Culture

Japan Tourism in Nara: The Cradle of Japanese High Culture Tomoko Hara and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times Nara is the birthplace where Japanese high culture began to flourish. In time, this would… Continue reading

Oda Nobunaga and Cultural Impact in pre-Edo Period: Kano Eitoku

Oda Nobunaga and Cultural Impact in pre-Edo Period: Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In modern Japan the importance of Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) and his legacy remains extremely strong even today.… Continue reading

Japanese Folklore and Famous Ghost Story: Botan Doro (The Peony Lantern)

Japanese Folklore and Famous Ghost Story: Botan Doro (The Peony Lantern) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The time is hundreds of years ago in old Japan when the forces of Buddhism and… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Samurai Taira no Tadamori

Japanese Art and Samurai Taira no Tadamori Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) is depicted in a prestigious way in Japanese art because this notable samurai was widely respected… Continue reading

Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Changing Sands and Rimpa

Kamisaka Sekka and Art of Japan: Changing Sands and Rimpa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) lived in a very dramatic period in the history of Japan. He… Continue reading

Tensho Shubun and Impact of China: Zen Buddhist Priest in 15th Century Japan

Tensho Shubun and Impact of China: Zen Buddhist Priest in 15th Century Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Artists in old Japan highlight the power and influence of China. At the… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Culture: Ono no Komachi, Poetry and Myths

Japanese Art and Culture: Ono no Komachi, Poetry and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear… Continue reading

Yuzo Saeki and Japanese Art: A Rare Flower Cut Down by Tuberculosis in France

Yuzo Saeki and Japanese Art: A Rare Flower Cut Down by Tuberculosis in France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki was born in 1898 and died in 1928 at the tender… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Rich Influence of China: Tani Buncho

Art of Japan and Rich Influence of China: Tani Buncho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was cut off from… Continue reading

Wakayama and Japanese Tourism: Koyasan, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo & Kii Peninsula

Wakayama and Japanese Tourism: Koyasan, Shirahama, Kumano Kodo & Kii Peninsula James Jomo and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with many amazing places to visit and the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin (1658-1716)

Art of Japan and Ogata Korin (1658-1716) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at one point it… Continue reading

Japan Art and the Allure of Paris: Yasui Sotaro

Japan Art and the Allure of Paris: Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) was born in Kyoto and he is famous for yoga (Western-style) portraiture. It is clear that this… Continue reading

Nishikawa Sukenobu and Japan Art: Kyoto, Politics and Women

Nishikawa Sukenobu and Japan Art: Kyoto, Politics and Women Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nishikawa Sukenobu was born in 1671 and until his death in the middle of the eighteenth century, this… Continue reading

Japanese Tourism in Stunning Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai and Shingon Buddhism

Japanese Tourism in Stunning Koyasan in Wakayama: Kukai and Shingon Buddhism Olivier LeCourt and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Wakayama prefecture in Japan is blessed with stunning scenery throughout this adorable part of… Continue reading

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: Guess and Frank & Eileen

Osaka and Tokyo Fashion News: Guess and Frank & Eileen Michel Lebon and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times Another year begins in the vibrant fashion scene of Japan and already in the first… Continue reading