Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow

Art of Japan and Yumeji Takehisa: Shadows of sorrow Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In many nations powerful elites often control and abuse the political system based on special interests and secrecy. Given this reality, many individuals feel like “fodder” because so many dreams fail to materialize for the majority of people. Likewise, the…

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 depiction of beautiful women (bijin-ga). However, while Utamaro is internationally famous, his life remains shrouded in mystery based on many areas remaining…

President Xi Jinping of China is threatening the legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Power Concentration

President Xi Jinping of China is threatening the legacy of Deng Xiaoping: Power Concentration Kanako Itamae and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Deng Xiaoping radically altered China from a tainted one-party-state based on power concentration under an all-encompassing leader, into a party that focused on the path of modernization and furthering the wealth of…

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…

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 pneumonia that finally took its toll. Sadly, all too often many artists in this period died young and the same fate awaited…

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 of beautiful women (bijin-ga). However, while Utamaro is internationally famous, his life remains shrouded in mystery based on many areas remaining foggy.…

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 women (bijin-ga). Despite this, the life of Utamaro is shrouded in mystery because many areas remain foggy. Therefore, it is the art…

Japanese Art and Traditional Dress of Females

Japanese Art and Traditional Dress of Females Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Ukiyo-e art in Japan focused on many themes during its “golden period” in the Edo period and this was replicated during the Meiji era. Therefore, the world of old Japan comes alive visually within many areas of ukiyo-e art because of the subjects…

Art of Japan and the Complexity of Life: Yumeji Takehisa

Art of Japan and the Complexity of Life: Yumeji Takehisa Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In all nations, you have elites which control and often abuse power based on “special interests” and “secrecy.” Many individuals feel like “fodder” because so many dreams never materialize for the majority of people. This is the reality of…

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 beautiful women (bijin-ga). Despite this, the life of Utamaro is shrouded in mystery because many areas remain foggy. Therefore, it is the…

Kintaro in Japanese Folklore and Art

Kintaro in Japanese Folklore and Art Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kintaro remains extremely popular in modern Japan because of the power of animation and other aspects of modern culture that maintains his rich visibility. In the Edo period the world of noh, kabuki and ukiyo-e provided a rich vein of information about Kintaro.…

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 finally took its toll. Sadly, all too often many artists in this period died young and the same fate awaited this genius…

Japanese Buddhism and Tourism in Wakayama: Stunning Koyasan

Japanese Buddhism and Tourism in Wakayama: Stunning Koyasan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Kansai region is extremely diverse because you have countless places to visit and enjoy the uniqueness of Japan in this amazing prefecture.  Therefore, it is nigh impossible to pick one special gem because you have so many. Despite this, if…

Tokyo Lifestyle and Fashion in Kichijoji

Tokyo Lifestyle and Fashion in Kichijoji Sarah Deschamps and Kanako Itamae  Modern Tokyo Times Tokyo lifestyle provides a wealth of different options that appeal to different individuals. The district of Kichijoji is one of many lovely places to reside in Tokyo. This is based on this delightful area being blessed with a lovely fashion district…

Art of Japan and the Intriguing and Mysterious World of Ukiyo-e

Art of Japan and the Intriguing and Mysterious World of Ukiyo-e Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The amazing aspect of ukiyo-e is that nothing is hidden therefore you can witness stunning landscapes, the world of sinister ghosts, elegant fashion, beautiful ladies, murders, military ventures, holy religious leaders, strong images of sexuality where nothing is…