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 elegant and stylish art he gave a rather negative comment about his artistic merits.  Indeed, many art experts have wide opinions about…

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 may be extremely dangerous while others may be much less harmless.  Thereby they are represented in many different art forms that are…