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Japanese Art in the Meiji Period: Ukiyo-e in a Changing World

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Japanese Art in the Meiji Period: Ukiyo-e in a Changing World Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora of other factors, altered the cultural landscape in all major cities. However, the countryside often ticked to a different beat […]

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Japanese Art and Fashion Through the Eyes of Torii Kiyonaga

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Japanese Art and Fashion Through the Eyes of Torii Kiyonaga  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish ukiyo-e artist who belonged to the Torii school. His rise to the top of this school highlights many aspects of Japanese culture within the art world because he wasn’t related to the Torii […]

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Japanese and European Art: Pierre Bonnard and Yasui Sotaro

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Japanese and European Art: Pierre Bonnard and Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) bless the art world because of their respective creativity. Yasui Sotaro was born in the cultural city of Kyoto and just like Pierre Bonnard, the vibrant culture of Paris would play an important […]

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Art, chaos and Meiji modernity in Japan: The world of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi

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Art, chaos and Meiji modernity in Japan: The world of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi  Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi literally lived in two worlds and this applies to not only the Edo Period and Meiji Period but also to a chaotic lifestyle. However, despite this, Yoshitoshi produced stunning art and he was […]

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Torii Kiyonaga and Japanese Art: Bijinga and Fashion in the Edo Period

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Torii Kiyonaga and Japanese Art: Bijinga and Fashion in the Edo Period Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Torii Kiyonaga (1752-1815) was an extremely stylish ukiyo-e artist who belonged to the Torii school. His rise to the top of this school highlights many aspects of Japanese culture within the art world because he wasn’t related to […]

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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 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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Keisai Eisen and Japanese Art: Overcoming Early Hardship

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Keisai Eisen and Japanese Art: Overcoming Early Hardship Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Keisai Eisen (1790-1848) learnt to be independent from an early age and he chose a path which was fraught with economic danger. In a sense, Keisai Eisen represents aspects of “the real Edo period” for individuals who resided in big cities […]

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Art Environment of Paris: Pierre Bonnard the le Nabi tres Japonard and Yasui Sotaro

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Art Environment of Paris: Pierre Bonnard the le Nabi tres Japonard and Yasui Sotaro Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times Pierre Bonnard (1867-1947) and Yasui Sotaro (1888-1955) bless the art world because of their respective creativity. Yasui Sotaro was born in the cultural city of Kyoto and just like Pierre Bonnard the vibrant culture of […]

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Meiji Ukiyo-e Art in Japan: Vibrant Art Form in Times of Change

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Meiji Ukiyo-e Art in Japan: Vibrant Art Form in Times of Change Tomoko Hara Modern Tokyo Times The Meiji Period (1868-1912) was very dynamic in many ways because new thinking, modernization, radical change, and a plethora of other factors, altered the cultural landscape in all major cities. However, the countryside often ticked to a different […]

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