Japanese art, artists, art museums, galleries

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Animators, anime *

Japanese animators, Wikipedia entries.

Anime News Network

10 Best Japanese Anime Movies of All Time. Kyuhoshi

Isao Takahata

Isao Takahata. Wikipedia
Isao Takahata is one of the most famous directors of anime, or Japanese animated films.

Isao Takahata. MyAnimeList.net

Hayao Miyazaki

Hayao Miyazaki. The Guardian

Hayao Miyazaki. Wikipedia

Hayao Miyazaki. Anime News Network

Studio Ghibli

Directories *

The Art of Japan. The Art of Japan (California, U.S.)
specializes in fine Japanese prints and paintings of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.

Art of Japan. Wikipedia entry.

Art of Japan
Images of famous works of Japanese art from the permanent collection of the Minneapolis Institute of Arts. Japanese historical periods. Art of Asia

Arts organizations, foundations, artists in residence programs *

Foundations, artist residences

Asahi Beer Arts Foundation

Fondacion Franco Japonaise Sasakawa

Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation

Pola Art Foundation

Roam Music Foundation

The Asahi Shimbun Foundation

The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

The Japan Foundation Center

The Kajima Foundation for the Arts

The Kao Foundation For Arts and Science

The Saison Foundation


Agency for Cultural Affairs

Japan Arts Council

Japan Arts Fund

Japan Foundation for Regional Art-Activities


Art NPO Link

Association for Corporate Support of the Arts, Japan

Japan Contemporary Dance Network

The Association of Public Theaters and Halls in Japan

The Nihon Geino Jitsuenka Dantai Kyogikai (Japan Council of Performers’ Organizations)


Aichi Arts Center, Art Library

Culture Power (Musashino Art University, Department of Arts Policy and Management)

Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo, Art Library

National Film Center

The Japan Foundation Information Center (JFIC) Library

The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo, Library

Yokohama Museum of Art, Art Information Center


Art museums, art galleries

Art museums in Japan, a guide to websites.


Bachmann Eckenstein Japanese Art
Masterpieces of Japanese art, with catalogues and exhibitions. BachmannEckenstein Japanese Art is managed by Thomas Bachmann and Gabriel Eckenstein. Basel, Switzerland.


The Art of Bonsai Project
The Art of Bonsai Project is an effort to explore the aesthetic and artistic elements of bonsai, including technical composition, presentation.

Bonsai Wikipedia entry.


Tokyo art museums and art galleries, a guide to websites.

Japanese artists *

Artists. Japanese painters, printmakers and sculptors. 
From the 13th Century to the present day. Artcyclopedia.

List of celebrated Japanese artists, by period and school.

Manga artists

Manga artists.
Wikipedia entries.
Osamu, Tezuka. TezukaOsamu.net
Official site in Japanese and English.
Tezuka Osamu
Wikipedia entry.
Tezuka in English
Works, characters, bibliography, and fan index.
Tokyo galleries

Wikipedia entries on Japanese artists.

Famous Japanese artists *

Hokusai, Katsushika

Hokusai Katsushika Museum
Hokusai  Katsushika

Kusama, Yayoi

Yayoi Kusama. MOMA
Yayoi Kusama website.
Yayoi Kusama. 451 Artworks, Bio & Shows on Artsy
Infinity Mirror Rooms. Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama
Artcyclopedia directory of art museums displaying works by Yayoi Kusama.
Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama. Wikipedia

Mori, Mariko

Mariko Mori
Exhibition review.
Mariko Mori
Interview, Journal of Modern Art.
Mariko Mori
A website directory.
Mariko Mori fan site.
The Dream Experience

Murakami, Takashi

Takashi Murakami fan website.
Takashi Murakami, official site.
Takashi Murakami interview.
Takashi Murakami. Artsy
Takashi Murakami, Wikipedia entry.
Takashi Murakami 

On Kawara

On Kawara
On Kawara
On Kawara
Ikon Gallery, Birmingham
On Kawara
Dia Art Foundation
On Kawara
On Kawara Timemachine by Manuel Fernández

Shunsho, Katsukawa

Katsukawa Shunsho
Katsukawa Shunsh. Wikipedia entry.
Katsukawa Shunshu. Art Institute of Chicago


Utamaro, Wikipedia entry.
Kitagawa Utamaro
Kitagawa Utamaro. Art Institute of Chicago
Kitagawa Utamaro. Metropolitan Museum of Art
Kitagawa Utamaro. Artcyclopedia

Kitagawa Utamaro - Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)From Bijin-ga (Pictures of Beautiful Women), published by Tsutaya Juzaburo - Google Art Project
Utamaro (1753–1806) Toji san bijin (Three Beauties of the Present Day)