The Japanese artist Tamura Yoshiyasu is both a manga artist and painter. His career started with his first manga, Fudegami, which was popularly published monthly in Japan’s Shonen Jump. With a strong influence of his passion for Western style painting, he manages to mash both together in a striking colorful and energetic style of modern manga with the traditional Japanese art. For example, with illustrations as Japanese bonsai plants, geisha, kimono, and the significant blue wavy ocean.

By - grape Japan editorial staff.