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Japanese Art, Tensho Shubun and China: Zen Buddhist Priest and Artist in the 15th Century

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Japanese Art, Tensho Shubun and China: Zen Buddhist Priest and Artist in the 15th Century Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Tensho Shubun was an important figure in Japanese art in the 15th century because several of his pupils would rise to major prominence. Of course, Tensho Shubun also left behind a rich legacy based […]

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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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Art, Culture, Religion and Tourism in Hakone: Rich Legacy of Shintoism and Mount Fuji

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Art, Culture, Religion and Tourism in Hakone: Rich Legacy of Shintoism and Mount Fuji James Jomo and Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times Hakone is a very popular tourist destination because you have so many places to visit and the views of Mount Fuji in certain locations are extremely stunning. Throughout Hakone you have many museums […]

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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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Art in the World of Industrialization: L.S. Lowry, Oka Shikanosuke and Henri Rousseau

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Art in the World of Industrialization: L.S. Lowry, Oka Shikanosuke and Henri Rousseau Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times L.S. Lowry (1887-1976) and Oka Shikanosuke (1898-1978) belong to the same generation and both artists died within two years of each other. Lowry was born in northern England and this part of the United Kingdom was […]

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Art, Rinzai Buddhism and Japanese Culture: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo

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Art, Rinzai Buddhism and Japanese Culture: Sengai Gibon and Sesshu Toyo Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times In Japan the individuals Sesshu Toyo (1420-1506) and Sengai Gibon (1750-1837) have left a rich legacy behind because even today these two intriguing people continue to fascinate people who adore art and culture. Art and religion were instrumental […]

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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 Art and the Mystery of Isoda Koryusai

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Japanese Art and the Mystery of Isoda Koryusai  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Isoda Koryusai is a man of mystery even today because much remains up in the air about important aspects of his life. Koryusai was born in 1735 and died in 1790 and he was active during the 1760s and until a […]

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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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Art of France and Japan: Cezanne and Hokusai and the Mountainous Motif

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Cezanne and Hokusai and the Mountainous Motif By toshidama Here are two great artists of the nineteenth century – innovators, visionaries and both of them artists of great influence. Both Hokusai and Cezanne have in different ways exerted huge influence over the course of art, certainly in the west during the crucial period of the avante garde […]

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