Japan and the Spirituality of Mountain Art: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Reflections

Japan and the Spirituality of Mountain Art: Buddhism, Shintoism, and Reflections Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Mount Fuji in Japan is a national symbol that signifies many things to respective individuals. Yet, irrespective of the ideas generated, it is clear that national identity and spirituality predominate. Therefore, the mystery of mountains in Japan –…

Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga (1723-1776): China, Poverty, Stratification and Myths

Japanese Art and Ike No Taiga (1723-1776): China, Poverty, Stratification and Myths Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Edo Period is famous for isolating Japan from the outside world and equally known for stratification. This applies notably to events prior to the last few decades of the demise of the Edo Period because Western…

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period

Ike No Taiga and Japan Art: Rich Legacy of China and Shattering the Myths of the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art is very distinctive and contrasts greatly with classical European art. This notably applies to religious differences, environmental factors, culture, limited social interaction between both artistic poles – and other…