Japanese art has it's own unique style and quirkiness, covering many different movements from the last few centuries. This website concentrates mostly on the 17th to 19th centuries, from which our preferred Japanese art comes.
However, in recent years there has also been great work from newer modern art movements and these will be covered briefly as well.
Countryside scenes are frequent in most international art, and particularly so in Japan, as they have been for many centuries. Mount Fuji, for example, appears in the work of artists again and again, often depicted in a variety of styles as art movements continue to develop.
The Japanese countryside can often include tall mountains alongside free-flowing rivers and this cross-valley scenery can be found in much of the early work of Japanese and also Chinese painters.
Earlier techniques used large amounts of dark ink strokes, but slowly more and more other colours were added in and this lifted the beauty yet further.