Japanese Style Painting

Japanese-style painting

Traditional Japanese paintings are collectively called “Japanese-style painting”. The name “Japanese-style painting” which is commonly used today, was created to distinguish it from oil painting introduced from the West after the Meiji period (1868-1912). So the difference between “Japanese-style painting” and “Western painting” is, roughly speaking, the difference in materials used to draw. It is said that the name “Japanese-style painting” became common from around 1887 to 1897.