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Find Out About This Japanese Artist Who Paints Pictures Using Microsoft Excel!

In Nagano, Japan, there is a unique artist by the name of Tatsuo Horiuchi. What makes his work exceptional is the fact that Horiuchi creates beautiful paintings using Microsoft Excel. Yes, you read that right! This 77-year-old Japanese man found another use for Excel, the basic computer program which is usually intended for graphs and…

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…

Need a Shop to Buy Art Products? Visit This Amazing Art Store in Tokyo!

Whether you are a serious artist or a novice painter, there is a complete store for all your needs in the heart of Tokyo (東京). Located in Shinagawa (品川) ward, this supply store of paints and brushes has caught everyone’s attention, not only due to its sheer number of products but also due to its…

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…

Check Out the Ueno Royal Museum to See Sporadic Art Exhibitions in Tokyo!

There’s a particular place in Tokyo where you can see various exhibits displayed coming from different Japanese artists. It is called Ueno Royal Museum which was opened in 1972 and immediately became a home to various planned exhibitions in the place. Collections here are temporary, thus it is best to know the schedule of events…

Do You Know About Gyotaku? A Traditional Japanese Art Form Using Actual Fish!

In the past when cameras were not freely and easily accessible unlike in today’s world, people had other ways to capture the image of an object. One of those ways is painting, which was one of the main reasons that painters were highly revered in the past. Besides that, there was a lesser known technique,…