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Jin Goto is a Japanese painting painter(Nihongaka).


〈Life and career〉


Jin Goto (Goto Jin) is a Japanese paintings(Nihonga) and Picture books(Children's books) painter. In 1968, Jin Goto was born in Hyogo Prefecture. His uncle is an artisan of Karakuri ningyo(Karakuri puppet). In 1986, he appeared in the Exhibition of students in the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia. In 1988, he graduated from Osaka City Kogei High School (Department of Fine Arts), and studied painting with Takashi Murakami for two years. From 1995, he restored the Japanese Gold leather papers (Kinkarakawashi, a kind of high-class handmade wallpaper) at Irifuneyama Memorial Hall in Kure, Ijokaku in Kobe, and Kyu-Iwasaki-tei Gardens in Tokyo (Nationally designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan ). In 1996, he graduated from Tokyo University of The Arts (Department of Painting, Nihonga course), and became a student of Sumio Goto. From 1996 to 2010 once a year, he showed work in the Exhibition of Nihonga by Syonokai in the Ginza Matsuzakaya Department Store. In 2007, his previous work was shown in the Exhibition of the Japanese Gold leather papers in the British Museum, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Goto has a studio in Chiba Prefecture. He travels for sketches all over Asia, and paints Pictures of Women (Bijinga) chiefly in Asia. He has held exhibitions at the British Museum, the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, the Osaka City Museum of Art, the Ako City Tabuchi Museum of Art, the Paper Museum in Tokyo, the Ginza Matsuzakaya Department Store, the Ikebukuro Tobu Department Store, the Maruzen Bookstore in Marunouchi, Gallery Art Salon in Chiba, Gallery Shinseido in Minamiaoyama, and Onward Gallery in Nihonbashi. He teaches about the paintings of Nihonga and Children's books at Tokyo University of The Arts (Department of Design), Tokyo Zokei University (Department of Children's books), NHK Culture Center, and Yomiuri Nippon Television Culture Center.

【Japanese paintings (Nihonga)】


  • "Heavenly Gates" series

  • "Borobudur (Indonesia) " F150

  • "Angkor Wat at sunrise (Cambodia) " P60

  • "A beautiful girl in Bali (Indonesia) " F50

  • "Kumari - The Living Goddess (Nepal) " F50

  • "Sita of a dancing girl (India) " 140×70㎝

  • "A Geisha girl in Asakusa (Japan) " F40

  • "Beautiful Village (Vietnam) " F30

  • "A dancing girl of Miao tribe (China) " F30

  • "Sukhothai (Thailand) " F25

  • "Changfamei - a girl of long hair (China) " P25

【Picture books(Children's books)】

"The Long Hair Daughter - Changfamei (An Old Chinese Tale) "  Fukuinkan Shoten Publishers, Inc (English/archive)


Internationale Jugendbibliothek München/International Youth Library Munich - The White Ravens 2014 "The Prince who became a Dog (An Old Tibetan Tale) "(English)


Japanese Paintings - Bijin-ga (Beautiful women picture) Modern Japanese Art (English)

Amazon (USA/English)JIN GOTO page "The Prince who became a Dog (An Old Tibetan Tale) "  

Amazon (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland/English) - JIN GOTO page "The Prince who became a Dog (An Old Tibetan Tale) "

Amazon (Deutsch/German) - JIN GOTO seite "Der Prinz, der sich ein Hund (Eine Alte tibetische Tale)"

Kinokuniya Singapore (English、简体中文・簡体中文) - "The Prince who became a Dog (An Old Tibetan Tale) "  

YesAsia (English、繁體中文、简体中文・簡体中文) - "The Prince who became a Dog (An Old Tibetan Tale) " 

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