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Japanese art covers a wide range of art styles and media, including ancient pottery, sculpture, ink painting and calligraphy on silk and paper, ukiyo-e paintings and woodblock prints, ceramics, origami, and more recently manga which is modern Japanese cartoons and comics along with a myriad of other types.
It has a long history, ranging from the beginnings of human habitation in Japan, sometime in the 10th millennium BC, to the present-day country.
Japan has been subject to sudden invasions of new ideas followed by long periods of minimal contact with the outside world.
Over time the Japanese developed the ability to absorb, imitate, and finally assimilate those elements of foreign culture that complemented their aesthetic preferences.



The earliest complex art in Japan was produced in the 7th and 8th centuries in connection with Buddhism. In the 9th century, as the Japanese began to turn away from China and develop indigenous forms of expression, the secular arts became increasingly important; until the late 15th century, both religious and secular arts flourished.
After the Ōnin War (1467-1477), Japan entered a period of political, social, and economic disruption that lasted for over a century. In the state that emerged under the leadership of the Tokugawa shogunate, organized religion played a much less important role in people's lives, and the arts that survived were primarily secular.


Painting is the preferred artistic expression in Japan, practiced by amateurs and professionals alike.


Until modern times, the Japanese wrote with a brush rather than a pen, and their familiarity with brush techniques has made them particularly sensitive to the values and aesthetics of painting.


With the rise of popular culture in the Edo period, a style of woodblock prints became a major form and its techniques were fine tuned to produce colorful prints.
The Japanese, in this period, found sculpture a much less sympathetic medium for artistic expression; most Japanese sculpture is associated with religion, and the medium's use declined with the lessening importance of traditional Buddhism.
Japanese ceramics are among the finest in the world and include the earliest known artifacts of their culture. In architecture, Japanese preferences for natural materials and an interaction of interior and exterior space are clearly expressed. | © Wikipedia

List of Japanese Artists: Painters, Sculptors, Photographers, Poets, Musicants, Writers and the artistic movements definition


  1. Akira Tanaka | Abstract Figurative painter
  2. Atsushi Suwa / 諏訪敦, 1967 | Realist figure painter - Nuovo!!
  3. Hiroko Sakai | Surrealist painter
  4. Hiroshi Yoshida | Landscape painter / printmaker - Nuovo!!
  5. Ichiro Tsuruta 鶴田一郎, 1954 | Bijin-ga Art / Japanese beauty
  6. Ichiro Tsuruta 鶴田一郎, 1954 | Japanese beauty in Art Déco style - Nuovo!!
  7. Ikenaga Yasunari, 1965
  8. Izumi Kogahara / 古河原泉, 1979 | Abstract painter - Nuovo!!
  9. Japanese Artists | Sitemap - Nuovo!!
  10. Kayomi Harai | Fantasy painter
  11. Kazuhiko Tanaka 田中一彦, 1947 | Stone / clay sculpture - Nuovo!!
  12. Kinuko Craft, 1940 ~ Fantasy painter
  13. Kiyo Murakami, 1976 ~ Japanese Photographer
  14. Koukei Kojima [小島光径] ~ The Cherry Blossoms
  15. Luci d'Inverno ~ I paesaggi Led di Giappone
  16. Maki Horanai | Fantasy painter
  17. Makoto Muramatsu, 1947
  18. Masaaki Sasamoto 笹本正明, 1966 | Symbolist painter
  19. Miho Hirano /平野実穂 | Pop Fantasy Art
  20. Misawa Hiroshi 三澤 寛志, 1961 | Figurative painter
  21. Naoto Hattori ~ Surrealist painter
  22. Nguyen Tuan, 1963 | Figurative sculptor
  23. Osamu Obi, 1965 | Figurative/Portrait painter - Nuovo!!
  24. Rabindranath Tagore / Victor Nizovtsev ~ Vorrei.../ I long to sit silent by you.. - Nuovo!!
  25. Ryo Shiotani 塩谷 亮, 1975 | Figurative painter
  26. Takanori Oguiss 荻須高徳 | Paris painting
  27. Takeji Fujishima | Yōga Art Movement
  28. Tetsuya Ishida 1973-2005 ~ Surrealist painter
  29. Tomohiro Nakagawa 中川 知洋, 1974 | Surrealist /Visionary painter
  30. Toshio Ebine / 海老根俊雄, 1978 | Romantic Fantasy painter - Nuovo!!
  31. Toshio Ebine 海老根俊雄, 1978 | Romantic Fantasy painter - Nuovo!!
  32. Toshiyuki Enoki, 1961
  33. Yoshiro Tachibana, 1941 ~ Naif painter
  34. Yosuke Ueno, 1977 ~ Pop Surrealist painter
  35. Yuko Nagayama 永山裕子, 1963 ~ Symbolic Watercolor painter

 Yosuke Ueno, 1977 ~ Pop Surrealist painter


 Osamu Obi, 1965 | Figurative/Portrait painter

 Kinuko Craft, 1940 ~ Fantasy painter


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