Japanese art

Bananas and Beatles in Lacquer – Ryoma Noda’s Art Expression

Contemporary Art Website “TRiCERA” introducing new up and coming Japanese artists Original article written by Shinzo Okuoka (May 14th, 2020) Fujitv-view https://www.fujitv-view.jp/gallery/post-102406/?imgid=1 (Japanese only) ・Ryoma Noda is a young Japanese artist attracting a lot of attention. ・He expresses his art by using lacquer with insects and bananas as a motif. ・Funnily, he admits he decided…

“Ukiyo-e = Japanese art” – is this an outdated notion?

When it comes to “Japanese art”, what images pop up in your mind? For example, when you search on the Internet some keywords like “Japan, art”, most of the results will be of Hokusai’s ukiyo-e prints, folding screens, or the sliding screen paintings in the Edo period. It seems that foreigners equate “classical Japanese art”…
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3 Films About Cherry Blossoms You Cannot Miss This Hanami Season

Japan’s cherry blossom season is a spring of inspiration for film-makers around the world, who capture and interpret this beautiful time of the year in their own style and language. The essence of cherry blossoms is beautifully presented in these 3 films – a documentary on endurance and survival, an animated tale of fleeting joy…
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Get to know Manika Nagare and her vibrant use of Color and Flowing Style

Manika Nagare is a Japanese artist who is famous for her vivid abstract landscapes made by using sheer layers of oil paint. She grew up in an artist family in Kagawa, thus making art was a huge part in growing up. As a child, she naturally enjoyed drawing and painting. Most of her artworks are…

2 Art Museums Popular Among Locals Located Between Narita Airport and Ueno, Tokyo

In art museums, you can take your time and relax while you gaze at the paintings. There are many museums where you can experience Japan on the way from Narita Airport to Ueno, Tokyo. Here we introduce two distinctive museums located along the railroad. 1. Chiba Prefectural Museum of Art Photo provided by Chiba Prefecture…

Visit the Miho Museum, an Art Paradise in the Mountains near Kyoto!

Kyoto is a beautiful city because of its temples and traditions, and attracts many visitors every year both from Japan and overseas. However, regarding art, there are not a lot of museums where you can enjoy a day of cultural understanding and really spend a whole day admiring the art of Japan. The Miho Museum…

Who is This Japanese Artist that Made Art by Breaking Through Sheets of Paper?

In the past, some people believed that art should be void of color, emotion, and individual expression. They started expressing their feelings through works of art that were light and spacious in nature. This led to the founding of the Zero Group. One of its founders was Saburo Murakami, a Japanese artist who was born…

Discover the Beautiful Japanese Art of Knitting Dolls, and Try Making Them!

When you read the word “crochet” or “knit”, you will probably think of things that relate to winter essentials like sweaters, beanies, and shawls. Perhaps you will think there is nothing new you can learn about crochet and knitting. Well, in Japan there is a unique way in which crochet and knitting are put to…

Learn About This Mesmerizing Traditional Glass Art From Japan!

The moment you set your eyes on this beautiful piece of glass, you can’t help but be enchanted by its beauty. But what is this beautiful glass pattern? This mesmerizing piece of art is known as Kiriko. Kiriko jp.fotolia.com/ Kiriko is a type of glass art using what is called the cut glass method. By…

A Vending Machine for Origami? Only in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture!

When it comes to vending machines, Japan’s always a champion. While the rest of the world settles on the simplicity and practicality of the machine, here comes Japan bringing it to an entirely new level by dispensing all sorts of items not just limited to those we use every day. From bento and noodles to…