Japanese Folklore and Art: A Rather Mild Looking Ghost

Japanese Folklore and Art: A Rather Mild Looking Ghost Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese folklore is full of fascinating spirits that have a wide variety of power. Some spirits and ghosts may be extremely dangerous while others may be much less harmless.  Thereby they are represented in many different art forms that are…

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 –…

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 in 1882 from Togaku Hirayama. However, in 1884 Fujishima Takeji moved to Tokyo and at first he studied traditional Japanese painting under…

Japanese Art with Ronin Gallery in New York: Edo Art to Contemporary

Japanese Art with Ronin Gallery in New York: Edo Art to Contemporary Tomoko Hara and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The rich traditions of Japanese art during the Edo period to contemporary artists can be viewed at the Ronin Gallery in New York. Equally appealing, the Ronin Gallery utilizes modern technology therefore adorable art…