Category Archive: Tokyo Lifestyle

Tokyo Garden and the Fusion of Faiths and Ideas: Chinzan-so

Tokyo Garden and the Fusion of Faiths and Ideas: Chinzan-so Kanako Itamae and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo News The history of Chinzan-so (Chinzanso) is fascinating because you have many historic remains, therefore, you… 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

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe

Tokyo Assembly Election to set Political Ripples: LDP Defeat to Increase Pressure on PM Abe Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of the ruling Liberal Democratic… Continue reading

Mavis the Magic Dog: Sakura the Squirrel and the Terrible Storm (Magic, Shinto, and Japanese culture)

Mavis the Magic Dog: Sakura the Squirrel and the Terrible Storm (Magic, Nature, Shinto, and Japanese culture) Tomoko Hara and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The second book of the series about Mavis… Continue reading

Animation of Japan and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke

Animation of Japan and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period… Continue reading

Japanese High Culture and Tea Ceremony: Historical to Formal Settings

Japanese High Culture and Tea Ceremony: Historical to Formal Settings James Jomo, Kanako Itamae, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese green tea ceremony was first documented in the ninth century… 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

Yukio Mishima: The Ultimate Ubermensch and the Last Great Japanese Author

Yukio Mishima: The Ultimate Ubermensch and the Last Great Japanese Author Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The genius of Yukio Mishima remains vivid today, just like it did yesterday. Indeed, unlike the… 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

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

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

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

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

Japanese Animation and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke

Japanese Animation and Timeless Classic: Princess Mononoke Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese anime film Princess Mononoke is a timeless classic. Indeed, aspects of the Muromachi period (approximately… 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

Japan and the Spirituality of Mountain Art: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Reflections

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

Ghost in the Shell, from Classic Japanese Animation to a de-Japanized American Version

Ghost in the Shell, from Classic Japanese Animation to a de-Japanized American Version Kanako Itamae, Hiroshi Saito, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ghost in the Shell is internationally recognized for being… 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

Mountain Range, the Tengu, Shintoism, and Tokyo Tourism: Mount Takao and Culture

Mountain Range, the Tengu, Shintoism, and Tokyo Tourism: Mount Takao and Culture Olivier LeCourt and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times Japanese tourism is internationally famous because of many different angles. This applies to… Continue reading

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Art of Japan: Creativity, Depression, and Changing Times

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and Art of Japan: Creativity, Depression, and Changing Times Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the… Continue reading

Japanese History and Culture: Ikebana (living flowers)

Japanese History and Culture: Ikebana (living flowers) Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae Modern Tokyo Times The history of ikebana (living flowers) is fascinating because it tells us a lot about aspects of Japanese… Continue reading

Meiji to the Mirage of Modern Tokyo Lady: Photography of Japan

Meiji to the Mirage of Modern Tokyo Lady: Photography of Japan Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Revolution of 1868 altered the internal and external dynamics of Japan… Continue reading

Sawako Utsumi and Art of Japan: Yokoyama Taikan and Sakai Hoitsu

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

Modern Japanese Artist and Utrillo: Seasonal Change of Notre-Dame de Clignantcourt

Modern Japanese Artist and Utrillo: Seasonal Change 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

Japanese Artist and Maurice Utrillo: The Mundane Becomes Illuminated

Japanese Artist and Maurice Utrillo: The Mundane Becomes Illuminated 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 of the… Continue reading

Japan Art and the Spirit Of Shinto: Ukiyo-e in the Light of Nature and Shintoism

Japan Art and the Spirit Of Shinto: Ukiyo-e in the Light of Nature and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Recently, the modern Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, produced two stunning pieces of… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) matured quickly based on many deaths within his family. This reality meant that… Continue reading

Art of Japan, Historical Revolution and Sadahide: Bijin-ga to Yokohama-e

Art of Japan, Historical Revolution and Sadahide: Bijin-ga to Yokohama-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Utagawa Sadahide (Gountei Sadahide) lived to see the first years of Japanese modernization that began… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Aert Van Der Neer: Christianity, Dutch Art, Edo Period and Altered Realities

Japanese Artist and Aert Van Der Neer: Christianity, Dutch Art, Edo Period and Altered Realities Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Dutch Golden Age of art is a true blessing because the… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Refinement of Bijinga and Nishiki-e: Beauty of Torii Kiyonaga

Art of Japan and Refinement of Bijinga and Nishiki-e: Beauty of Torii Kiyonaga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish Japanese woodblock (ukiyo-e) artist who belonged to… Continue reading

Nichiren Buddhism and the Japanese Art Form of Rinpa: Old Kyoto and Modern Art

Nichiren Buddhism and the Japanese Art Form of Rinpa: Old Kyoto and Modern Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese historical art is blessed with many forms inspired internally and from the… Continue reading

Fujishima Takeji and Japanese Art: Romanticism and Impressionism of European Art

Fujishima Takeji and Japanese Art: Romanticism and Impressionism of European Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Fujishima Takeji was born in (1867-1943) Kagoshima and during his informative years he studied brushwork techniques… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kamisaka Sekka: Richness of Japanese Art and Culture

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