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Japanese Art and Influence of China: Tani Buncho

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Japanese Art and Influence of China: Tani Buncho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tani Buncho felt the rich pull of Chinese culture despite the historical reality of Japan being mainly cut off from the outside world during his lifetime. Buncho was born in 1763 and died in 1840 and throughout his life […]

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Japanese Art by Yamamoto Shoun from Kochi

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Japanese Art by Yamamoto Shoun from Kochi Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji, Taisho and Showa periods of Japanese history were extremely dynamic and chaotic because you have many bright periods followed by dark moments in history. However, just like the phoenix rises, then in the final years of Yamamoto Shoun he witnessed […]

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Japanese Art and Shin Hanga in a Changing World: Ogata Gekko

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Japanese Art and Shin Hanga in a Changing World: Ogata Gekko Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Japanese artist Ogata Gekko (1859-1920) lived in a time of great change in Japan because the art world in this country felt the full force of growing technological changes and the increasing lure of Western art movements. […]

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Ogata Korin and Stunning Japanese Art in the early Edo Period

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Ogata Korin and Stunning Japanese Art in the early Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The art of Ogata Korin remains potent because of clarity and his own unique ways. However, at one point it appeared that the winds of time would threaten his legacy. If this had happened then Japanese art would […]

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Ogata Gekko and the Changing Sands of Japanese Art in the Meiji Era

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Ogata Gekko and the Changing Sands of Japanese Art in the Meiji Era  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The life of Ogata Gekko is extremely fascinating because he lived during a period of momentous times in Japan. He was born in 1859 during the Edo Period but the Meiji Restoration of 1868 would usher […]

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Japanese Art and the Rich Cultural Influence of China: Tani Buncho

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Japanese Art and the Rich Cultural Influence of China: Tani Buncho Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In the history books it is stated that Japan in the Edo period was cut off from the outside world but the old ways persisted and certain daimyo maintained aspects of past trade depending on geography. Therefore, culture, […]

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Japanese Women in Art in Imperial Kyoto: Sukenobu

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Japanese Women in Art in Imperial Kyoto: Sukenobu Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Nishikawa Sukenobu (1671-1750) gave the world of ukiyo-e another dimension because of his upbringing and being based in the imperial city of Kyoto. This meant that the world of Nishikawa Sukenobu was very different when compared with the majority of ukiyo-e […]

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Japanese Art, History and Culture: The Warrior Oda Nobunaga and the Artist Kano Eitoku

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Japanese Art,  History and Culture: The Warrior Oda Nobunaga and the Artist Kano Eitoku Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Kano Eitoku was born in 1543 and died in 1590 but in his short life he left a rich legacy because he was one of the most prominent artists of the sixteenth century. Oda Nobunaga […]

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Japanese Art and Imperial Kyoto: Sukenobu, Ladies and Deeper Meaning

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Japanese Art and Imperial Kyoto: Sukenobu, Ladies and Deeper Meaning Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Nishikawa Sukenobu was born in 1671 and until his death in the middle of the eighteenth century, this stunning artist opened up aspects of the role of women in Japanese society. Also, with Sukenobu being based in Kyoto then this […]

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Japanese art and Bunjinga: Tani Buncho, Power of China and his Eclectic Nature

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Japanese art and Bunjinga: Tani Buncho, Power of China and his Eclectic Nature Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tani Buncho felt the rich pull of Chinese culture despite the historical reality of Japan being mainly cut off from the outside world during his lifetime. Buncho was born in 1763 and died in […]

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