Beauty Pottery’s Kawai Kanjiro

Stoneware is a rather broad term for pottery or other ceramics fired at a relatively high temperature. A modern technical definition is a vitreous or semi-vitreous ceramic made primarily from stoneware clay or non-refractory fire clay.

Five Modernism Painter Who Discovered Theirs Idea in Japanese Art

Vincent Van Gogh While in Paris, Van Gogh was exposed to a myriad of artistic styles, including the Japanese woodblock print, or “ukiyo-e.” These prints were only made available in the West in the mid-nineteenth century. Van Gogh collected works by Japanese ukiyo-e masters like Hiroshige and Hokusai and claimed these works were as important […]

Japanese Create Incredible Animal Sculptures out of Newspaper Rolls

There is this Japanese artist named Chie Hitotsuyama who can transform used newspapers into completely stunning animal sculptures. If for most of us newspaper only serves reading passages, commercials and ads or job vacancies column, for Chie they mean a whole different purpose. Check out what she did to used newspaper. You like it everyone?

Giant Pen & Ink Drawing Done in 10 Hours each Day for 3.5 Years

It’s nothing ordinary if Japanese are so tough and the nation is thought to be as much stronger than its buildings. Only almost six years after the country was struck by Tōhoku earthquake and the tsunami in 2011, Japan can completely rebuild itself. And for that, Manabu Ikeda, a pen & ink artist,  just recently finished massive drawing called Rebirth […]

Naive Thread Art Japanese Style from Kintaro Ishikawa

One of outstanding thread artist in Japan is Kintaro Ishikawa. He started to make the thread art in 1994. The main materials of thread are cotton and silk. The method of the thread art is to stick thread on an adhesive board. It takes a month to accomplish a work. He spends 6 hours to […]