Category Archive: Tokyo art

Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art

Japanese Folklore, Shintoism, and Ghost Themes in Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs throughout the fabric of religion in Japan despite the powerful role of Buddhism within society. After all,… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Power of Mount Fuji

Japanese Art and Power of Mount Fuji 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… Continue reading

Japanese Artist inspired by L.S. Lowry: Japanese context of Northern England

Japanese Artist inspired by L.S. Lowry: Japanese context of Northern England Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, is deeply moved by the art of L.S. Lowry (original… Continue reading

English Landscape Art by Japanese Artist: Nature, Old Christian Church, and Spirit of Shinto

English Landscape Art by Japanese Artist: Nature, Old Christian Church, and Spirit of Shinto Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi is a Japanese contemporary artist who fuses aspects of Japanese art… Continue reading

Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) and Buddhist Poetry in old Japan

Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) and Buddhist Poetry in old Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Jakushitsu Genkō (1290-1367) is a famous Japanese Rinzai Buddhist preacher who became the first abbot of the Eigen-ji… Continue reading

Western Encroachment and Japanese Art: Yokohama-e and Sadahide

Western Encroachment and Japanese Art: Yokohama-e and Sadahide Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) witnessed the first years of modernization in Japan that emerged after the 1868 Meiji Restoration.… Continue reading

Art and Cultural Impact of Tomoe Gozen: Female Warrior

Art and Cultural Impact of Tomoe Gozen: Female Warrior Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese legendary female warrior, Tomoe Gozen, is a prime example that the compliant image of females in… Continue reading

Contemporary Japanese Artist and L.S. Lowry: Distance, Light, and Ideas

Contemporary Japanese Artist and L.S. Lowry: Distance, Light, and Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sawako Utsumi hails from northern Japan and she is a contemporary Japanese artist, who equally adores art… Continue reading

Japan Art and Shini-e: Death Prints Commemorating Artists, Kabuki Actors, and Musicians

Japan Art and Shini-e: Death Prints Commemorating Artists, Kabuki Actors, and Musicians Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The world of ukiyo-e in Japan also covered the world of death by mainly commemorating… Continue reading

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

Modern 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

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

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