Tag Archive: lee jay walker and japanese art

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 poetry and Yosa Buson: Footsteps of Matsuo Bashō

Japan poetry and Yosa Buson: Footsteps of Matsuo Basho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Yosa Buson (1716-1784) in Japan is highly acclaimed because his haiku reached the hearts of… 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 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 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

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

Art of Japan and Sekka: Tranquility despite upheavals

Art of Japan and Sekka: Tranquility despite upheavals Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is difficult to image 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

Yosa Buson and Japanese Poetry: In the footsteps of Matsuo Bashō

Yosa Buson and Japanese Poetry: In the footsteps of Matsuo Bashō Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The poetry of Yosa Buson (1716-1784) in Japan is highly acclaimed because his haiku reached the… Continue reading

Pierre Bonnard, Japanese Art, and his early artistic life: le Nabi très Japonard

Pierre Bonnard, Japanese Art, and his early artistic life: le Nabi très Japonard Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Pierre Bonnard is known for his love of Japanese art. Despite this,… 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

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

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

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 Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art

Japanese Poetry and Yosa Buson: Shadow of Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yosa Buson (1716-1784) belongs to the world of Japanese poetry because his haiku is highly acclaimed, saying it mildly.… 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

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals

Japan Art and Sekka: Artistic Tranquillity despite Political Changes and Upheavals Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If you view the sublime simplicity of art by Kamisaka Sekka (1866-1942) then it is difficult… 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

Japanese Art and Le Nabi Tres Japonard: Pierre Bonnard and his thoughts

Japanese Art and Le Nabi Tres Japonard: Pierre Bonnard and his thoughts Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artistic genius of Pierre Bonnard was far from the mind of his father because… 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 Art and Poetry: Yosa Buson and Impact of China

Japanese Art and Poetry: Yosa Buson and Impact of China Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yosa Buson (1716-1784) belongs to the world of Japanese poetry because his haiku is highly acclaimed, saying… Continue reading

Folklore and Art by Kyosai: Tengu and Changing Nature within Buddhism and Shintoism

Folklore and Art by Kyosai: Tengu and Changing Nature within Buddhism and Shintoism Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Kawanabe Kyosai is fascinating because of his individualistic spirit and this… 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

Meiji Ukiyo-e Art is Undervalued

Meiji Ukiyo-e Art 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 plethora of other… 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

Edgar Degas Adored Japanese Art: Ideas of Distance, Impressionism, and art of the Renaissance

Edgar Degas Adored Japanese Art: Ideas of Distance, Impressionism, and art of the Renaissance Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e inspired many artists in distant lands and this includes Edgar Degas, who… 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

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity

Art of Japan and Keisai Eisen: Tenaciousness in Adversity Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) matured quickly based on many deaths within his family. This reality meant that… 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

Art of Japan and Yorozu Tetsugoro: Creativity and Freedom

Art of Japan and Yorozu Tetsugoro: Creativity and Freedom Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Yorozu Tetsugoro was born in 1885 and died of tuberculosis in 1927 after severe complications from pneumonia that… 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