The Japanese learned Chinese painting techniques during the Heian period and gradually established their own unique Japanese style of painting called Yamato-e. Suiboku-ga is a development of Chinese Suiboku-ga, which became popular in the Muromachi period. Many schools of shoji-ga were born during the Momoyama period and flourished until the Edo period. Japanese paintings are generally painted on silk, silk fabrics, or Japanese paper using mineral pigments such as mineral pigments and ink.

Ukiyoe is one of the world-famous Japanese art forms that developed during the Edo period. His exotic, two-dimensional style attracted European painters, especially the Impressionists. Ukiyoe requires the work of a painter, sculptor, or printmaker. These days, it’s getting harder to find artisans with these skills.