Maiko Musings: Stunning Manga Paintings by Tamura Yoshiyasu


Maiko Musings: Stunning Mango Paintings by Tamura Yoshiyasu

Tamura Yoshiyasu is a professional 40-year-old manga artist, illustrator and painter who was born in Gunma, Japan. Since high school, he has been drawing & in 2003, his first manga, “Fudegami” was published in the popular monthly, Gekkan Shonen Jump. Tamura graduated from the Fine Arts Faculty of Education in Gunma University in 2000. Yoshiyasu gets his inspiration for his works from ukiyo-e and yamato-e (Japanese traditional painting styles). The images below will show you how his manga character influenced by western character.

Tamura Yoshiyasu’s objective is to find the common aesthetic between Japanese painting of the past and subcultures, such as modern manga and anime. He tries to rediscover what he calls the “real Japanese aesthetics”, which is born naturally from the people and free from the bounds of the authorities.

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