The Winds of Japan Shop focuses on products related to Japanese history and culture.
Many of the Japanese prints you will find here are old and difficult to come by. We offer a huge selection of ancient Japanese artwork that is rare and difficult to find. The topics include samurai, geisha, Mt. Fuji, religions, myths, and the natural landscape and people of ancient Japan. We also offer several works by the legendary samurai, "Miyamoto Musashi."
To see the dates when they were painted please look at the detailed information under the "Posters" section. We also offer more modern Japanese pieces as well. These pieces are from daily life in Japan.
Our aim is to make Japanese art and culture available to everyone. No matter where you are in the world, we make it possible for you to enjoy and celebrate Japanese history and culture.
*Retail Shops will receive additional discounts when buying in bulk.
Wrapped Canvas Prints (100+ Year Archival Canvas)
Japanese Greeting Cards
Japanese iPad Cases
Japanese Business Cards
Few things symbolize Japan more than Mt. Fuji (Fuji san). With its long elegant slopes topped off by a brilliant peak covered in snow, it is truly a sight to behold. It can be seen from various places around Japan and has played an integral role in the country's history. This beautiful mountain has inspired countless Japanese artists, poets, and warriors throughout Japan's long and vast history. Staring at Mt. Fuji you can't help but think of the Samurai and other great warriors this amazing creation has watched over and inspired. Artists throughout the ages have vividly captured Mt. Fuji in all its glory. This store is dedicated to Mt. Fuji and to all those she has inspired.
Mount Fuji Shirts
Mount Fuji Greeting Cards
Miyamoto Musashi (1584-1645)
Shinmen Musashi no Kami Fujiwara no Genshi, or as he is better known "Miyamoto Musashi," was one of the greatest warriors to ever live.
He won his first duel at the young age of twelve (thirteen by the old Japanese system, twelve by our modern way of determining someones age). He fought an adult, professionally trained samurai. At twelve, brandishing only a stick, he defeated and killed the adult samurai who came at him with a real sword. Throughout his life, he became so confident in his abilities he often used a crude stick to dispatch his enemies who were trying to kill him with razor sharp swords.
During his lifetime he fought in over sixty life or death duels, never once losing.
He also participated in at least six wars, usually fighting at the front leading the army into battle.
It might be surprising to note that he was also an accomplished painter, sculptor, and poet. His works are priceless and are kept in museums to this day.
On May 19th, 1645 Shinmen Musashi no Kami Fujiwara no Genshi died at the age of sixty-one from natural causes.
For more information regarding Musashi please visit: http://www.danieldimarzio.com/miyamotomusashi.htm
Below you will find actual paintings done by Miyamoto Musashi himself from the 1600's. You will also find other paintings done after his death by various Japanese artists.