Wada Ayaka has started a new regular art column on Asianbeat.
The column will be a ten-part series on Ukiyo-e, a genre of woodblock prints and paintings that flourished in Japan from the 17th through 19th centuries, and will be offered both in Japanese and English.
Ayaka’s looks and style have seen her grace the covers of multiple magazines and gravure publications. She likes art and Western paintings, particularly the works of Rembrandt and Édouard Manet. She studies art history at university and has recently developed an interest in Japanese Buddhist sculptures and paintings. She even has her own “shuincho” (seal stamp book) and is currently collecting stamps from all the temples she visits around Japan. Ayaka discusses paintings in her monthly serialization, she is the author of the book “Otome no Kaiga Annai” (Maiden’s Guide to Paintings), and she also performs with Riho Sayashi (Morning Musume。 ) in the two-girl unit, Peaberry, which was formed alongside the SATOYAMA movement: a movement which has also begun expanding their activities to include the art field as well.
This is Wada’s second art column after having earlier penned a series for PHP Biz Online. Wada also recently released her first book 「A Maiden’s Guide to Paintings」. A new article will be posted every fourth Thursday of the month.
Source & image: Asianbeat