Faculty Members of the Department of Philosophy

Japanese Art History

Shimao Arata received his B.A. (1979) in Literature from Tokyo University and his M.A. (1982) in Art History from Tokyo University. In 1984 he became a researcher of Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, became a member of Tama Art University in 2002. His research interests focus primarily on ink painting, with a special emphasis on Sesshu: the most distinguished painter in Muromachi-period. His publications include Hyonen-zu (1995), Sesshu (1996), Suibokuga to Katarau (1997), Sesshu no Sansui-chokan (2001) and others.