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…

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 Japanese history laid the foundation stone for the centralization of Japan based on his tenacity, creativity, openness to new thought patterns –…

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.…

Japan Tourism and Stunning Wakayama: Ticking Clock of Buddhism in Koyasan and Negoro-Ji

Japan Tourism and Stunning Wakayama: Ticking Clock of Buddhism in Koyasan and Negoro-Ji Noriko Watanabe and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times If visitors to Japan have time to connect with spirituality, then Koyasan and Negoro-ji are charming places to visit in Wakayama, where living Buddhism is still ticking strongly. Indeed, the prefecture of Wakayama…

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan

Samurai Taira no Tadamori and Art of Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depict Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this world. Likewise, within the rich world of Japanese folklore and spirituality Tadamori also didn’t fear the unseen world of dark mysteries. Therefore,…

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 laid the foundation stone for the centralization of Japan based on his tenacity, creativity, openness to new thought patterns – and understanding…

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 Buddhism, Kukai (774-835), and Koyasan: A lone cloud has no place to settle

Japanese Buddhism, Kukai (774-835), and Koyasan: A lone cloud has no place to settle Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese Buddhism, just like Christianity and Islam internationally, is divided into various sects and thought patterns. One of the great Buddhist spiritual teachers of old Japan is Kukai (774-835). This is based on the teachings…

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…

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…

Japanese Art, Culture and Folklore: Samurai Tadamori (1096-1153), Taira Clan and Power Concentration

Japanese Art, Culture and Folklore: Samurai Tadamori (1096-1153), Taira Clan and Power Concentration Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The folklore of Japan is extremely rich and not surprisingly art, culture, fables, history, and myths focus notably on characters like Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) in a favorable light. Tadamori tackled the world he knew based…

Japanese Folklore and Art: Samurai Tadamori and Taira Clan

Japanese Folklore and Art: Samurai Tadamori and Taira Clan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this world. Likewise, within the rich world of Japanese folklore and spirituality Tadamori also didn’t fear the unseen world of dark mysteries.…

Japanese Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Beautiful Ladies and Impressionism

Japanese Art and Utamaro Kitagawa: Beautiful Ladies and Impressionism 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…

Samurai Taira no Tadamori: Art and Folklore in Japan

Samurai Taira no Tadamori: Art and Folklore in Japan Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Japanese art and folklore depicts Taira no Tadamori (1096-1153) most favorably because this notable samurai feared nothing in this world. Likewise, within the rich world of Japanese folklore and spirituality Tadamori also didn’t fear the unseen world of dark mysteries.…

Tentative Steps in the Pipeline between China and Japan: Territorial Dispute, or not?

Tentative Steps in the Pipeline between China and Japan: Territorial Dispute, or not? Kanako Itamae and Jay Doggett Modern Tokyo Times It is firmly believed that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and President Xi Jinping of China will meet next week. According to various sources this will take place during the summit of the Asia-Pacific Economic…