Japanese art

Visit This Museum in Tokyo and Admire Japanese Artist Hokusai’s Work

Are you a fan of the ukiyo-e superstar, Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)? He is a world-renowned Japanese artist of the Edo period. A museum known as the Sumida Hokusai Museum (すみだ北斎美術館) has recently opened in November 2016, which is a dedication to his artworks and masterpieces. It has been designed in ethereal forms and with a…

Learn the Art of Bonsai-Making at the Shunkaen Bonsai Museum in Tokyo

Want to make a memorable experience on your visit to Japan? Immersing yourself in another culture is a wonderful step to gain an arsenal of new skills and knowledge that you can bring home. In the process, you’ll learn to respect and value foreign culture and tradition. Most importantly, you’ll be able to expand your…

Discover the Art of ‘Nihonga’ at the Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya!

“Nihonga” is the term used for Japanese-style paintings made using traditional art styles and techniques. The Yamatane Museum of Art in Shibuya which has been founded by Taneji Yamazaki exhibits excellent nihonga done by artists who are working in creative and contemporary directions. A total of 6 to 7 exhibitions are being held every year…

Appreciate the Beauty of Northern Hokkaido at the Goto Sumio Museum!

Have you heard of the Japanese watercolorist from Chiba Prefecture who became a popular artist? His name is Goto Sumio and he became renowned for his use of natural materials in making his brilliant masterpieces. He put up a museum under his name in order to house over 130 of his visionary work of art…

The History and Beauty of Adachi Museum of Art

Everyone knows that there are various styles of art. However, very few people know how to appreciate art’s beauty and emotional power as well as the story behind it. If you’re a passionate artist or, simply, have an appreciation for art, then you will be fascinated to learn about Japan’s Adachi Museum of Art from…

Love Arts and Crafts? See How Japanese Craftsmen Produce Karakami!

Paper is an integral part of the Japanese culture. Together with dyes, pigments, and woodblocks, decorative paper such as karakami makes it more interesting for poets to write on, but how exactly do craftsmen produce decorative karakami paper? Before karakami became a wallpaper and a cover for the sliding door (fusuma), it was popularly used…

Ukiyo-e: Japanese Pictures of the Floating World

What is Ukiyo-e? Since antiquity, Japanese art had found patrons in aristocracy, military, and religious authorities. With their social status, they were the only ones capable of appreciating art. One of these forms which flourished in the country from the 17th through the 19th centuries is “ukiyo-e.” View this post on Instagram A post shared…