Category Archive: Tokyo art

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

Diverse Art by the Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818): Dutch Art and European Studies

Diverse Art by the Japanese Artist Shiba Kōkan (1747-1818): Dutch Art and European Studies Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times   The Japanese artist Shiba Kōkan is a fascinating artist and individual of… 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

Japanese Folklore and Art: A Rather Mild Looking Ghost

Japanese Folklore and Art: A Rather Mild Looking Ghost Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore is full of fascinating spirits that have a wide variety of power. Some spirits and ghosts… Continue reading

Art, Culture, and Shintoism in Japan: Faith in the Shadow of Modernity

Art, Culture, and Shintoism in Japan: Faith in the Shadow of Modernity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Buddhist temples from various sects appear to dominate the religious discourse in Japan but inwardly… Continue reading

Folklore and Art of Japan: Taira Clan, Samurai Tadamori, and Power Concentration

Folklore and Art of Japan: Taira Clan, Samurai Tadamori, and Power Concentration Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history, and… Continue reading

Japan Artist and English Landscapes: Laburnum Tree, Brailsford Church, and Shinto Themes

Japan Artist and English Landscapes: Laburnum Tree, Brailsford Church, and Shinto Themes Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The recent oil painting by Sawako Utsumi, a Japanese contemporary artist, of a laburnum tree… Continue reading

Folklore and Art by Kyosai: Tengu and Changing Nature within Buddhism and Shintoism

Folklore and Art by Kyosai: Tengu and Changing Nature within Buddhism and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is fascinating because of his individualistic spirit and this… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Influence of France: Oka Shikanosuke and his Admiration of Henri Rousseau

Art of Japan and Influence of France: Oka Shikanosuke and his Admiration of Henri Rousseau Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The dynamics of art in Japan from the Meiji Restoration of 1868… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Rinzai Buddhism: Buddhist Contemplation of Sengai Gibon to Artistic Outreach

Art of Japan and Rinzai Buddhism: Buddhist Contemplation of Sengai Gibon to Artistic Outreach Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) is a famous individual in Japanese art and history. This… Continue reading

Art of Japan, Pythagoras, Plotinus, and Ideas of Utsumi: Kishida and Koide

Art of Japan, Pythagoras, Plotinus, and Ideas of Utsumi: Kishida and Koide Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Still life art became a specific specialization within Western art by the final decades of… Continue reading

Japanese Art During a Period of Rapid Change: Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

Japanese Art During a Period of Rapid Change: Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915) fought on the wrong side of history if you happen… Continue reading

Modern Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren and Isolation of Exile on Sado Island

Modern Japanese Artist and Buddhism: Nichiren and Isolation of Exile on Sado Island Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, focuses in this art piece on the famous… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Inspired by the Middle Kingdom of China and European Art

Japanese Artist Inspired by the Middle Kingdom of China and European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Gyoshu Hayami (1894-1935) was extremely inquisitive and this applies to various art… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Dutch Art: Van Gogh and his Altered Reality of Hiroshige

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

Isolated Japanese Buddhist Monk in Art and Shinto Shrine by Sawako Utsumi

Isolated Japanese Buddhist Monk in Art and Shinto Shrine by Sawako Utsumi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) utilized part of his art by focusing on simplicity but within the… Continue reading

Meiji Ukiyo-e Art is Undervalued

Meiji Ukiyo-e Art is Undervalued Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because of new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora of other… Continue reading