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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

Japan art and one-sided love: Frailty of life despite his boundless love of Paris

Japan art and one-sided love: Frailty of life despite his boundless love of Paris Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to have left the… 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

Yokoyama Taikan and art of Japan: Creativity and the sentiments of the time

Yokoyama Taikan and art of Japan: Creativity and the sentiments of the time Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yokoyama Taikan (1868-1958) was born in the prefecture of Ibaraki but he moved to… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Nishikawa Sukenobu: From the Empress to Prostitutes

Art of Japan and Nishikawa Sukenobu: From the Empress to Prostitutes Modern Tokyo Times Lee Jay Walker The Japanese artist Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) was based in the cultural city of Kyoto and he… Continue reading

Art of Japan and Asai Chu: The altered artistic landscape

Art of Japan and Asai Chu: The altered artistic landscape Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Restoration of 1868 led to many social convulsions and like all revolutionary periods you had… Continue reading

Japanese Art and Culture under Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582): Christianity to Liberalization

Japanese Art and Culture under Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582): Christianity to Liberalization Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This single figure in… 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

Landscapes of Manchester by a Japanese artist: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and the River Irk

Landscapes of Manchester by a Japanese artist: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and the River Irk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, fuses the art world of Japan… Continue reading

Japan Artist and the Frailty of Life: Yuko Saeki and his one-sided love affair with France

Japan Artist and the Frailty of Life: Yuko Saeki and his one-sided love affair with France Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to have… Continue reading

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: independent artistic soul

Yorozu Tetsugoro and Japanese Art: independent artistic soul Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from… 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

Japanese Art and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh

Japanese Art and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shortly before Van Gogh died he painted “At Eternity’s Gate” in… 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

European Art: Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry

European Art: Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) became one of the greatest artists in Britain during the twentieth century despite facing many obstacles related… Continue reading

Ukiyo-e Art of the Meiji Era is Undervalued

Ukiyo-e Art of the Meiji Era is Undervalued Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because of new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a… Continue reading

Land of the Rising Sun and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec

Land of the Rising Sun and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864-1901) adored Japanese ukiyo-e just like many famous international artists who fell in love with… 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

Japanese Artist and Landscapes of Manchester: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and River Irk

Japanese Artist and Landscapes of Manchester: Blackley Forest, Heaton Park, and River Irk Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The contemporary Japanese artist, Sawako Utsumi, fuses the art world of Japan and Europe… 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

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas

Art of Japan and Edgar Degas: Fusions of Ideas Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e inspired many artists in distant lands and this includes Edgar Degas, who came to admire this Japanese… Continue reading

Ike No Taiga and Art of Japan: Influence of the Middle Kingdom and Humble Background

Ike No Taiga and Art of Japan: Influence of the Middle Kingdom and Humble Background Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period is famous for isolating Japan from the outside world… Continue reading

Art of Japan and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh

Art of Japan and the Real Eternity’s Gate of Yuzo Saeki in the Mirror of Van Gogh Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Shortly before Van Gogh died he painted “At Eternity’s Gate”… Continue reading

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave, and Koriyama

Tourism in Japan and Stunning Fukushima: Ura-Bandai, Abukuma Cave, and Koriyama Tomoko Hara and Michel Lebon Modern Tokyo Times Fukushima is a stunning prefecture in Japan that is awash with amazing landscapes where… Continue reading

Art, Christianity, Culture, and Liberalization under Famous Japanese Warlord 

Art, Christianity, Culture, and Liberalization under Famous Japanese Warlord Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The warlord Oda Nobunaga (1534-1582) was extremely multi-dimensional despite his harsh reputation. This single figure in Japanese history… Continue reading

Western Style Portraiture by the Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro

Western Style Portraiture by the Japanese Artist Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The sublime Japanese artist Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) lived during a time of momentous changes. He witnessed the dynamics… Continue reading

Breathing Art and Endless Passion by Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry

Breathing Art and Endless Passion by Paul Gauguin and L.S. Lowry Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) became one of the greatest artists in Britain during the twentieth century despite… Continue reading

Japan Art and Humble Background of Ike No Taiga: China, Isolation, and Stratification

Japan Art and Humble Background of Ike No Taiga: China, Isolation, and Stratification Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period is famous for isolating Japan from the outside world and equally… 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

Japan Art and Paris: Yuko Saeki, A Love of France that Evaded Him and Frailty of Life

Japan Art and Paris: Yuko Saeki, A Love of France that Evaded Him and Frailty of Life Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yuzo Saeki is one of the most intriguing artists to… Continue reading