A fascinating mix of tradition and modernity, Japan is home to centuries-old artforms like origami, Ikebana, and kintsugi, and a hotspot for new artistic genres and styles, from Gutai to manga. At Displate, we pay tribute to Japanese culture and celebrate the fusion of old and new with our themed posters featuring motifs coming straight from the Land of the Rising Sun.
So, sit back, relax, and join us on an unforgettable journey to Japan through art!
Japanese Cherry Blossom Art
Cherry blossom, also known as Japanese cherry or sakura, is the national flower of Japan. Described as “spring snow” by Japanese poets, it’s an important part of Japanese culture, and an ancient symbol of the rebirth of nature and purity.
Japanese Koi Art
The word koi means “carp” in Japanese. A recurring symbol of Japanese culture, the fish symbolizes good fortune as well as perseverance, and strength (due to its habit to swim against the current and resist the flow of water).
Japanese Samurai Art
The samurai were highly skilled and trained warriors. Themes from the world of the samurai have been immortalized in all forms of traditional Japanese art, including drawings, paintings, and prints.
Japanese Dragon Art
A water deity associated with rainfall, the dragon has been an important part of Japanese cultural mythology for hundreds of years. As a symbol of great power, wisdom, and success, it is said to bring strength, luck, and fortune.
Japanese Cat Art
Although lucky cats might be associated more with Chinese culture, they are very popular in Japan, too. Known as Maneki Neko, these cats are thought to bring luck, happiness, wealth, and prosperity, and can be identified through their raised right paw.
Japanese Demon Art
Japanese folklore is filled with oddball deities and malevolent spirits like kitsune, or fox demons that trick and deceive humans who have crossed them. Legends about oni (demons) and yurei (ghosts) have long played an important role in Japanese culture, and stories of new spirits continue to be told today.
Japanese Floral Art
Flowers and floral arrangements are integral to Japanese culture. Among the most popular flowers are peonies, lotus flowers, chrysanthemums, orchids, peach flowers, and, of course, cherry blossoms. Beyond being beautiful, each of them has been associated with a particular symbolic meaning, a practice known as hanakotoba or “the language of flowers”.
Japanese Mountain Art
Nature, particularly mountains, have been a favorite subject of Japanese art since its earliest days. And of all the mountains in Japan, Mount Fuji stands out as a unique cultural symbol, with Shinto practitioners making spiritual pilgrimages all the way to its summit every year.
Japanese Geisha Art
The word geisha literally means “artisan”. Custodians of Japanese culture, these artists practice the traditional Japanese arts, and put their talents to use entertaining customers at banquets and feasts.
Modern Japanese Art
Today’s Japan is a global pop culture powerhouse famous for its anime, manga, and the cute culture of Kawaii. Not surprisingly, Japanese pop culture is most popular among the younger generations, who appear to be less influenced by tradition and more interested in following the latest trends.
Over to You!
Are you looking for Japanese wall art? From dragons and samurai to koi and flower blossoms, our Japanese posters are a convenient and affordable way to add an Eastern touch to any interior. Whether you want to give your loved one a unique gift or treat yourself to a statement piece for your home, browse our Japanese collection and find a poster you’ll love!
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