Art has long been held as sacred in Japan, from elegant silk-screen painting to intricate traditional woodblock prints. So it’s no surprise the country is home to more than its fair share of contemporary artists, spanning the disciplines of architecture, animation, visual art and classical music.
The visionaries in these documentaries all helped transform their chosen fields, leaving legacies that intrigue, delight and inspire. These films go beyond the work itself, giving you a fascinating look into the mind of each artist.
Best of all, these documentaries are available to stream online. So settle in and watch as these Japanese artists create their masterpieces.
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