— by Jason Morgan: When you hear the words “Japanese art,” what comes to mind? 

For some, it might be the sumptuous golds, haughty whites, and austere greens of Kanō Eitoku’s painted screens. For others, ukiyo-e, from the quirky comedy of Hokusai sketches to the elegant vignettes of ladies at their toilet a la Utamaro. The more modern-minded might think of Tsuguharu Foujita, Yayoi Kusama, Hiroshi Hamaya, or Yokoyama Taikan. Many will surely answer, “Manga!” or “Anime!” […]

Image courtesy of Japan Library