Tag Archive: Art and culture in Japan

Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow

Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special interests and secrecy.… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui and Japanese art: Poverty to continuity

Ito Shinsui and Japanese art: Poverty to continuity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His artwork… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: the stunning art of his early golden period

Japanese Art and Ito Shinsui: the stunning art of his early golden period  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is a pivotal Japanese artist of the twentieth century. Hence he… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the mystery of Utamaro

Art of Japan and the mystery of Utamaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The distinguished art of Utamaro Kitagawa is known internationally based on his stunning art. This notably applies to the… Continue reading

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Japanese art

Ito Shinsui opened up the “old mirror” of Japanese art Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) is one of the greatest twentieth-century artists to emanate from Japan. Despite his early… Continue reading

Takehisa and Art of Japan: From radiance to despair and no international salvation

Takehisa and Art of Japan: From radiance to despair and no international salvation Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on… Continue reading

Japanese Art and the Harsh Reality of Life: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

Japanese Art and the Harsh Reality of Life: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo… Continue reading

Japan Art: Shadows of Sorrow and No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa

Japan Art: Shadows of Sorrow and No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the enigmatic Tsukioka Yoshitoshi: Creativity to Depression

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

Japanese Art and Depicting Kabuki: Two Contrasting Styles

Japanese Art and Depicting Kabuki: Two Contrasting Styles Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Toyokuni was born in 1769 and died in 1825 during the Edo Period in Japan. Sadly, despite producing… Continue reading

Utamaro and Japanese Art: Mystery and Bijin-ga

Utamaro and Japanese Art: Mystery and Bijin-ga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The distinguished art of Utamaro Kitagawa is known internationally based on his stunning art. This notably applies to the depiction… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Changing Times through the Eyes of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912)

Art of Japan and Changing Times through the Eyes of Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912, therefore, much of his art… 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

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 Folklore and Samurai Tadamori: Power Concentration and Taira Clan

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

Art of Japan and the Mysterious Reality of an Artist from a Samurai Background

Art of Japan and the Mysterious Reality of an Artist from a Samurai Background Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up… Continue reading

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depict Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death

Japanese Art and Yumeji Takehisa: No International Salvation in Death Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Kabuki: Realism of Toyokuni Appealed Despite Sharaku

Art of Japan and Kabuki: Realism of Toyokuni Appealed Despite Sharaku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utagawa Toyokuni was born in 1769 and died in 1825 during the Edo Period in Japan.… Continue reading

Bijin-ga and Art of Japan: Utamaro and Mystery

Bijin-ga and Art of Japan: Utamaro and Mystery Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utamaro Kitagawa is internationally famous because of his stunning art and this notably applies to the art of beautiful… Continue reading

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

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

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

Art of Japan and the Complexity of Life: Yumeji Takehisa

Art of Japan and the Complexity of Life: Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and… 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

Influence of Paris Art Scene for Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji

Influence of Paris Art Scene for Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Alfred Sisley and Fujishima Takeji were both born in the nineteenth century and their common factors… Continue reading

Utamaro and Impact of Japanese Art: Impressionism and Bijin-ga

Utamaro and Impact of Japanese Art: Impressionism and Bijin-ga Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Utamaro Kitagawa is internationally famous because of his stunning art and this notably applies to the art of… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Shadows of Sorrow: No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa

Japanese Art and Shadows of Sorrow: No Artistic Redemption for Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special… Continue reading

Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Japanese Art: New Japan Emerges

Yoshu Chikanobu (1838-1912) and Japanese Art: New Japan Emerges Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yoshu Chikanobu (Toyohara Chikanobu) lived between 1838 and 1912, therefore, much of his art highlights the changing nature… Continue reading

Japanese Art, Culture and Folklore: Samurai Tadamori (1096-1153), Taira Clan and Power Concentration

Japanese Art, Culture and Folklore: Samurai Tadamori (1096-1153), Taira Clan and Power Concentration Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history,… 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 Ito Shinsui: Continuity and Change

Art of Japan and Ito Shinsui: Continuity and Change Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Ito Shinsui (1898-1972) leaves a lasting legacy because he produced many stunning pieces of art. His… Continue reading