Category Archive: Tokyo news

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

Glimpses of Meiji and Taisho Japan through the Lens of a camera

Glimpses of Meiji and Taisho Japan through the Lens of a camera Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality 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

Artist from Japan, Heptonstall Church, and Shintoism: Blurred Lines of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath

Artist from Japan, Heptonstall Church, and Shintoism: Blurred Lines of Ted Hughes and Sylvia Plath Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, adores the visual reality of traditional… Continue reading

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

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

Dignity is Essential for Emperor Akihito of Japan to Abdicate: Time is of the Essence

Dignity is Essential for Emperor Akihito of Japan to Abdicate: Time is of the Essence Hiroshi Saito, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Emperor Akihito of Japan is indicating strongly… Continue reading

Japan and Photo Images during Meiji and Taisho

Japan and Photo Images during Meiji and Taisho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The photography of Ogawa Kazumasa (1860-1929) provides an alternative glimpse into the changing reality of Japan but not from… Continue reading

Ando Hiroshige and Japanese Art: Multiple Dimensions

Ando Hiroshige and Japanese Art: Multiple Dimensions Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ando Hiroshige is deemed to be one of the finest artists to bless the country of Japan. On top of… 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 particularly historical and famous… Continue reading

Japan and Rising Numbers of Child Abuse Cases: Increasing Awareness to Social Ills

Japan and Rising Numbers of Child Abuse Cases: Increasing Awareness to Social Ills Sawako Uchida and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Child abuse is sadly an international reality that exists in all… Continue reading

Karoshi and Dying from Overwork in Japan: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

Karoshi and Dying from Overwork in Japan: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow Olivier LeCourt, Sawako Uchida, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The blight of Karoshi (death from overwork) and other related issues… Continue reading

Totoya Hokkei and Adorable Japanese Art based on the Richness of the Spirit

Totoya Hokkei and Adorable Japanese Art based on the Richness of the Spirit Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei studied under the internationally famous Hokusai Katsushika. He… Continue reading

Business Upturn Alludes Prime Minister Abe of Japan: Shirakawa Vindicated

Business Upturn Alludes Prime Minister Abe of Japan: Shirakawa Vindicated Kanako Itamae, Noriko Watanabe, and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Corporate Japan remains unconvinced by the current policies of the government of… 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

Tokyo Fashion and Aoyama: Exquisite Area for Boutiques

Tokyo Fashion and Aoyama: Exquisite Area for Boutiques Sarah Deschamps and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo News Aoyama fashion is famous in Tokyo because you have so many exquisite boutiques in this very exclusive… Continue reading

Japanese Artist Inspired by the Flows of Europe: Fujishima Takeji

Japanese Artist Inspired by the Flows of Europe: Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Fujishima Takeji was born in (1867-1943) Kagoshima and he studied brushwork techniques in 1882 from Togaku Hirayama.… Continue reading

Fashion in Tokyo: Trendy Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama

Fashion in Tokyo: Trendy Districts of Aoyama and Daikanyama  Kanako Itamae and Sarah Deschamps Modern Tokyo Times The fashion scene in Tokyo is extremely vibrant based on so many amazing districts. Internationally, the… 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

High Peak in Derbyshire and Japanese Artist: Bamford, Edale, Grindleford, and New Mills

High Peak in Derbyshire and 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… Continue reading

Book for Children: Mavis, the Japanese Boy called Ryo and the Magical World of Shimabara

Book for Children: Mavis, the Japanese Boy called Ryo and the Magical World of Shimabara Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The intriguing world of adorable birds and animals fused with aspects… Continue reading

Art Book of Japan and European Art: Buddhism, Churches, Derbyshire, Dutch Art, Shinto, and Ukiyo-e

Art Book of Japan and European Art: Buddhism, Churches, Derbyshire, Dutch Art, Shinto, and Ukiyo-e Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times    The art book Sawako Utsumi and her Kindred Spirit and the under… 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

First Female Elected Governor of Tokyo: Yuriko Koike Promises to Reinvigorate Tokyo

First Female Elected Governor of Tokyo: Yuriko Koike Promises to Reinvigorate Tokyo Kanako Itamae and Hiroshi Saito Modern Tokyo Times A very chaotic Tokyo election resulted with Yuriko Koike emerging victorious. This reality… Continue reading

Japanese Art: Spirit Of Shinto and Ukiyo-e in the Light Of Nature

Japanese Art: Spirit Of Shinto and Ukiyo-e in the Light Of Nature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the stunning art piece by Sawako Utsumi titled Spirit of Shinto and Ukiyo-e in… Continue reading

Tokyo Lifestyle and Fashion in Kichijoji

Tokyo Lifestyle and Fashion in Kichijoji Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae  Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo lifestyle provides a wealth of different options that appeal to different individuals. The district of Kichijoji is one… Continue reading

Classic Japanese Animation: Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies) and Brutality of War

Classic Japanese Animation: Hotaru no Haka (Grave of the Fireflies) and Brutality of War Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Grave of the Fireflies is a very moving animation film that focuses on… Continue reading

Gyoshu Hayami: Art Forms of Japan, Richness of Imperial China and European Art

Gyoshu Hayami: Art Forms of Japan, Richness of Imperial 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… Continue reading

L.S. Lowry and Sawako Utsumi: Bleak Northern Reality to Light of Sendai

L.S. Lowry and Sawako Utsumi: Bleak Northern Reality to Light of Sendai Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Sawako Utsumi come from two very different cultures that have been… Continue reading

Art of Japan, Culture and Religion: Old World and Fusions of Modern Culture

Art of Japan, Culture and Religion: Old World and Fusions of Modern Culture Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shintoism runs deep throughout Japanese religion even when outwardly Buddhism may… Continue reading

Japanese Artist and Stunning Derbyshire: New Mills and Brailsford Christian Church

Japanese Artist and Stunning Derbyshire: New Mills and Brailsford Christian Church Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The stunning landscape of the High Peak in Derbyshire is a real treasure and the same… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Utamaro: Illumination of Bijin-ga

Japanese Art and Utamaro: Illumination of Bijin-ga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The exact date of the birth of Utamaro Kitagawa and strong details about his parents remain shrouded in mystery. It… Continue reading