Category Archive: Tokyo art

Contemporary Japanese Artist and Utrillo: Fresh Eyes of Notre-Dame de Clignantcourt

Contemporary Japanese Artist and Utrillo: Fresh Eyes of Notre-Dame de Clignantcourt Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Notre-Dame de Clignantcourt in the life of Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955) wasn’t a particular historical and famous… Continue reading

Land of the Rising Sun and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Land of the Rising Sun and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) adored Japanese ukiyo-e just like many famous international artists who fell in love with… Continue reading

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189)

Holy Buddhist Warrior Monk and Japanese Art: Benkei (1155-1189) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The legendary Saito no Musashibo Benkei (1155-1189) is a sublime Japanese warrior monk who remained loyal to the… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Inspired by Diverse Art Themes: Hayami and Flows of Time

Japanese Artist Inspired by Diverse Art Themes: Hayami and Flows of Time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) sadly passed away at a relatively young age. However, despite this, the… Continue reading

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yosa Buson (1716-1784) belongs to the world of Japanese poetry because his haiku is highly acclaimed, saying it mildly.… Continue reading

Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and Japanese Poetry: In the Shadow of Death

  Masaoka Shiki (1867-1902) and Japanese Poetry: In the Shadow of Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The famous Japanese poet Masaoka Shiki was born in 1867 just one year before the… Continue reading

Kobayashi Kiyochika the Japanese Meiji Artist: Personal Tragedy and Early Life

Kobayashi Kiyochika the Japanese Meiji Artist: Personal Tragedy and Early Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) belongs to a very intriguing period in Japan. This is… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: A Lasting Legacy

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: A Lasting Legacy Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a notable twentieth-century artist from the land of the rising sun. This applies… Continue reading

Mount Fuji by Contemporary Japanese Artist

Mount Fuji by Contemporary Japanese Artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique… Continue reading

Adorable Japanese Landscapes by Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Adorable Japanese Landscapes by Utagawa 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,… Continue reading

Japanese and British Art: Sendai to Northern English Cities

Japanese and British Art: Sendai to Northern English Cities Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Sawako Utsumi come from two very different cultures that have been shaped by the… Continue reading

The Art of Japan and the Exile of a Buddhist Holy Man

The Art of Japan and the Exile of a Buddhist Holy Man Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) was born during a very unstable period in Japan because of internal political… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818) and Impact of Dutch and European Art

Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818) and Impact of Dutch and European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Shiba Kōkan is a fascinating artist and individual of high intellect.… Continue reading

Homage to the Dutch Artist Aert Van Der Neer by Modern Japanese Artist

Homage to the Dutch Artist Aert Van Der Neer by Modern Japanese Artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Aert van der Neer (1603-1677) belongs to the Dutch Golden Age of… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Adorable Art of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850)

Art of Japan and Adorable Art of Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Totoya Hokkei (1780-1850) was born during the Edo Period and while he passed away well before the… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist: The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism

Contemporary Japanese Artist: The Fading Spirit of Kano Chikanobu Awakened by Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi in her latest art piece titled The Fading Spirit… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two): Impact of Europe and Socialism

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part Two): Impact of Europe and Socialism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In my first article about Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946), the emphasis was on his childhood, areas… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part One): Difficult Early Years

Japanese Art and Kanae Yamamoto (Part One): Difficult Early Years Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Kanae Yamamoto (1882-1946) witnessed many momentous historical events throughout his lifetime. Yet, despite the waves… Continue reading

Nichiren Buddhism and Japanese Artist: Sado Island and Exile in the Snow

Nichiren Buddhism and Japanese Artist: Sado Island and Exile in the Snow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Buddhist holy man called Nichiren (1222-1282) was exiled to Sado Island in his native… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Landscapes of Manchester: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and River Irk

Japanese Artist and Landscapes of Manchester: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and River Irk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, fuses the art world of Japan and Europe… Continue reading

Poetry of Old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito

Poetry of Old Japan: Yamabe no Akahito Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese poet Yamabe no Akahito belongs to the Nara period of history in the eighth century. In truth, much… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Christian Churches and Dutch Villages Through Japanese Eyes

Japanese Art and Esaias Van De Velde: Christian Churches and Dutch Villages Through Japanese Eyes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist Sawako Utsumi adores the richness of Dutch Art… Continue reading

Spirituality of Mountain Art in Japan: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Contemplation

Spirituality of Mountain Art in Japan: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Contemplation Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan is a national symbol that signifies many things to respective individuals. Yet, irrespective… Continue reading

Sendai Artist Inspired by Maurice Utrillo: Yuzo Saeki and Inner Passion

Sendai Artist Inspired by Maurice Utrillo: Yuzo Saeki and Inner Passion Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The French artist Maurice Utrillo (1883-1955), just like the British artist L.S. Lowry (1887-1976), are two… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Le Nabi Tres Japonard: Pierre Bonnard and his thoughts

Japanese Art and Le Nabi Tres Japonard: Pierre Bonnard and his thoughts Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artistic genius of Pierre Bonnard was far from the mind of his father because… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Impact on Claude Monet

Art of Japan and Impact on Claude Monet Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Claude Monet was a very important artist within French Impressionism and despite new artistic movements like Cubism and Fauvism… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Tosa School: Buddhism, Power Dynamics, and Tosa Mitsunobu

Art of Japan and Tosa School: Buddhism, Power Dynamics, and Tosa Mitsunobu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times One of the most famous schools of art in Japan applies to the Tosa school… Continue reading

Art of the Loyal Female Japanese Warrior: Noble Virtues of Tomoe Gozen

Art of the Loyal Female Japanese Warrior: Noble Virtues of Tomoe Gozen Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tomoe Gozen is a famous female warrior in Japan who highlights the reality that women… Continue reading

Eishōsai Chōki and Stunning Art of Japan

Eishōsai Chōki and Stunning Art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period in Japan enabled a plethora of Japanese woodblock artists to materialize. Astonishingly, in comparison with Christian and… Continue reading

Japan Artist and Nichiren the Buddhist Preacher: Trilogy of Exile in the Snow on Sado Island

Japan Artist and Nichiren the Buddhist Preacher: Trilogy of Exile in the Snow on Sado Island Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nichiren (1222-1282) is one of the most famous Buddhist teachers to… Continue reading

Derbyshire Landscapes by Japanese Artist: Bamford, Edale, Grindleford, and New Mills

Derbyshire Landscapes by Japanese Artist: Bamford, Edale, Grindleford, and New Mills Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Derbyshire in England is blessed with countless adorable villages and towns throughout the High Peak region.… Continue reading

Japanese Art by Sawako Utsumi: Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan

Japanese Art by Sawako Utsumi: Sakai Hoitsu and Yokoyama Taikan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   Sawako Utsumi is a modern artist from Japan who adores the richness of European and Japanese… Continue reading