Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past

Japan poetry and the female poet Komachi: Heartfelt passion from the distant past                                              Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese female poet, Ono no Komachi, was born in the ninth century. It is widely reported that she was born in 825 and passed away from this cold earth in the year 900. However, the…

Art of Japan and Kobayashi Kiyochika (1847-1915)

Art of Japan and 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 to be a pro-Meiji supporter during his early years. The alternative view is that he fought on the side that desired to preserve the status quo…

Japanese Art and Power of Mount Fuji

Japanese Art and Power of Mount Fuji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique mountain. Internationally, Mount Fuji is famous and for individuals flying to Japan for the first time, then the view is amazing…

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…

Mount Fuji by Contemporary Japanese Artist

Mount Fuji by Contemporary Japanese Artist Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique mountain. Internationally, Mount Fuji is famous and for individuals flying to Japan for the first time, then the view is amazing if…

Art of Japan and Power of Mount Fuji

Art of Japan and Power of Mount Fuji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique mountain. Internationally, Mount Fuji is famous and for individuals flying to Japan for the first time, then the view is…

Waka Poetry in Old Japan: Ono no Komachi and Myths

Waka Poetry in Old Japan: Ono no Komachi and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear because Komachi is numbered within the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals in the land of the rising sun. Komachi, according to tradition, was born…

Japanese Art, Culture and Poetry: Ono no Komachi

Japanese Art, Culture and Poetry: Ono no Komachi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The waka poet, Ono no Komachi, is a noted poet in Japan. This reality is abundantly clear because Komachi is numbered within the Thirty-six Poetry Immortals in the land of the rising sun. Komachi, according to tradition, was born in 825…

Japan Art and Sawako Utsumi: Mystical Reality of Mount Fuji

Japan Art and Sawako Utsumi: Mystical Reality of Mount Fuji Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan means many things to different individuals because of the symbolic importance of this highly impressive and unique mountain. Internationally, Mount Fuji is famous and for individuals flying to Japan for the first time, then the…

Japanese Art and Isoda Koryusai: Unique Background

Japanese Art and Isoda Koryusai: Unique Background Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the air about important aspects of his life. Koryusai was born in 1735 and died in 1790. He became active during the 1760s and until a few years…

Art of Japan and Bunjin Ideas in the Edo Period: Richness of China, Japan and Korea

Art of Japan and Bunjin Ideas in the Edo Period: Richness of China, Japan and Korea Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bunjinga school of thought ran deep within the literati of Japan during the Edo period. Bunjin (literati) artists trace their artistic roots to the literati of China during the Song Dynasty (960-1267). However, the differences between…