Famous People From Japan
Find out more about the greatest Japanese Painters, including Hokusai, Takeshi Kitano, Yayoi Kusama, Takashi Murakami and Hiroshige.
Masashi KishimotoMasashi Kishimoto
08 November 1974
Manga Artist
Junji ItoJunji Ito
31 July 1963
Manga artist

Akira ToriyamaAkira Toriyama
05 April 1955
Japanese Manga Artist

Yayoi KusamaYayoi Kusama
22 March 1929
Contemporary Artist

Hirohiko ArakiHirohiko Araki
07 June 1960
Manga artist

Katsushika HokusaiKatsushika Hokusai
31 October 1760
Artist
Naoko TakeuchiNaoko Takeuchi
15 March 1967
Manga Artist

Hiromu ArakawaHiromu Arakawa
08 May 1973
Manga Artist

Asai ChuAsai Chu
22 July 1856
Painter
Eiichiro OdaEiichiro Oda
01 January 1975
Japanese manga artist

Takeshi KitanoTakeshi Kitano
18 January 1947
Film director, Actor, Painter, Owarai tarento,
Takashi MurakamiTakashi Murakami
01 February 1962
Sculptor, Painter, Artist, Film director

Osamu TezukaOsamu Tezuka
03 November 1928
Film director, Film producer, Mangaka, Animator,

Rumiko TakahashiRumiko Takahashi
10 October 1957
Japanese manga artist

Tite KuboTite Kubo
26 June 1977
Manga artist

Naoki UrasawaNaoki Urasawa
02 January 1960
Artist
Yoshitaka AmanoYoshitaka Amano
26 March 1952
Character designer, Sculptor, Illustrator, Artist,

HiroshigeHiroshige
1797 AD
painter

Suehiro MaruoSuehiro Maruo
28 January 1956
Artist, Illustrator, Mangaka, Painter

Utagawa KuniyoshiUtagawa Kuniyoshi
01 January 1798
Artist
UtamaroUtamaro
1753 AD
painter

Masaaki HatsumiMasaaki Hatsumi
02 December 1931
Painter
Yoshitomo NaraYoshitomo Nara
05 December 1959
Artist, Painter, Sculptor, Photographer

Hajime SorayamaHajime Sorayama
22 February 1947
Artist, Illustrator, Painter

YoshitoshiYoshitoshi
30 April 1839
Engraver, Painter, Poet
Tsuguharu FoujitaTsuguharu Foujita
27 November 1886
Painter

Sesshū TōyōSesshū Tōyō
1420 AD
Visual Artist
On KawaraOn Kawara
02 January 1933
Painter

KunisadaKunisada
1786 AD
Designer

Akira YoshizawaAkira Yoshizawa
14 March 1911
Artist
Hishikawa MoronobuHishikawa Moronobu
1618 AD
Artist

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Yosa BusonYosa Buson
1716 AD
Poet
Mitsuteru YokoyamaMitsuteru Yokoyama
18 June 1934
Artist

Yoshihiro TatsumiYoshihiro Tatsumi
10 June 1935
Manga Artist

Tarō OkamotoTarō Okamoto
26 February 1911
Sculptor, Painter, Artist, Writer, Photographer,

Yasumasa MorimuraYasumasa Morimura
11 June 1951
Artist
Ike TaigaIke Taiga
1723 AD
Painter
Kawanabe KyōsaiKawanabe Kyōsai
18 May 1831
Painter

Itō JakuchūItō Jakuchū
01 March 1716
Painter

Hasegawa TōhakuHasegawa Tōhaku
1539 AD
Painter

Shōji HamadaShōji Hamada
09 December 1894
Potter
Ogata KōrinOgata Kōrin
1658 AD
Painter

Yoshida KenkōYoshida Kenkō
1283 AD
Author

Kobayashi KiyochikaKobayashi Kiyochika
10 September 1847
Artist

SōtatsuSōtatsu
1570 AD
Artist

Kuroda SeikiKuroda Seiki
09 August 1866
Painter
Yokoyama TaikanYokoyama Taikan
18 September 1868
Painter

Yasuo KuniyoshiYasuo Kuniyoshi
01 September 1889
Painter
Shusaku ArakawaShusaku Arakawa
06 July 1936
Artist

Atsuko TanakaAtsuko Tanaka
10 February 1932
Artist

Tenshō ShūbunTenshō Shūbun
1414 AD
Painter
Kanō EitokuKanō Eitoku
16 February 1543
Painter

Tori BusshiTori Busshi
Aculptor
Torii KiyonagaTorii Kiyonaga
1752 AD
Artist

Utagawa ToyokuniUtagawa Toyokuni
1769 AD
Artist

Tomioka TessaiTomioka Tessai
25 January 1836
Painter

UnkeiUnkei
1150 AD
Sculptor

Shiba KōkanShiba Kōkan
1747 AD
Painter
Hishida ShunsōHishida Shunsō
21 September 1874
Painter

Shikō MunakataShikō Munakata
05 September 1903
Artist

Shungicu UchidaShungicu Uchida
07 August 1959
Artist

Okumura MasanobuOkumura Masanobu
1686 AD
Artist
JosetsuJosetsu
1405 AD
Painter

Hon'ami KōetsuHon'ami Kōetsu
31 October 1558
Potter
Sakai HōitsuSakai Hōitsu
01 August 1761
Painter

Watanabe KazanWatanabe Kazan
20 October 1793
Painter

Kanō MotonobuKanō Motonobu
28 August 1476
Painter
Kanō SanrakuKanō Sanraku
1559 AD
Painter

Kanō Tan'yūKanō Tan'yū
04 March 1602
Painter
Takeuchi SeihōTakeuchi Seihō
20 December 1864
Painter

Kanō MasanobuKanō Masanobu
1434 AD
Painter

Hashimoto GahōHashimoto Gahō
21 August 1835
Painter
Saneatsu MushanokōjiSaneatsu Mushanokōji
12 May 1885
Novelist

Soga ShōhakuSoga Shōhaku
1730 AD
Painter
Tosa MitsuokiTosa Mitsuoki
21 November 1617
Painter

Torii KiyonobuTorii Kiyonobu
1664 AD
Painter

Ogata KenzanOgata Kenzan
1663 AD
Painter

Tatsuzō ShimaokaTatsuzō Shimaoka
27 October 1919
Potter
Iwasa MatabeiIwasa Matabei
1578 AD
Artist
Kiyokata KaburagiKiyokata Kaburagi
31 August 1878
Artist

SōamiSōami
1472 AD
Artist

Nishikawa SukenobuNishikawa Sukenobu
1671 AD
Artist

Takahashi YuichiTakahashi Yuichi
20 March 1826
Painter
JōchōJōchō
Sculptor

Tani BunchōTani Bunchō
15 October 1763
Painter

Tosa MitsunobuTosa Mitsunobu
1434 AD
Painter

KaikeiKaikei
1150 AD
Sculptor

Miyagawa ChōshunMiyagawa Chōshun
1683 AD
Painter
Kumazawa BanzanKumazawa Banzan
1619 AD
Painter

Kawai GyokudōKawai Gyokudō
24 November 1873
Painter
Sesson ShukeiSesson Shukei
1504 AD
Painter

Kanzan ShimomuraKanzan Shimomura
10 April 1873
Painter
NinseiNinsei
1648 AD
Potter
Hanabusa ItchōHanabusa Itchō
1652 AD
Painter