The Use of the Color black in japanese Paintings

My favorite painting style from a certain country would hands down be Japan. In particular I love how Japanese artists use the color black in their work. 

I choose Four Marsh Scenes: Hibara because I love in the middle of the painting the weeds in the Marsh look like hands.
I chose Four Marsh Scenes: Catching Loaches because to me the black paint helps enhance the fields look of a barren wasteland after some battle.
I chose this just for the black making the scenery pop.
Landscape of Shinshu uses black paint and makes the painting beautiful yet at the same time dark and gritty.
In Fisherman the artist uses a shade of black to make the appearance of fog.
Sea Breeze comes together beautifully with many different tones and shades of black.
I love the contrast in Mountain after a Shower if mostly being all black while at the top left you can see a mountain in the distance that is white with hints of black.
What intrigued me about this peace is when you first look at it you only think of how beautiful the artist painted Mt. Fuji not seeing the dragon hidden below it.
Look at how the artist used black and white paint together to blend the dragon in with the clouds.
Personally I believe that the artist drew the same mountain chain but in a different angle.
What I enjoyed about this painting is how the black used for the rocks meshes perfectly with the white meant for the water that from a distance a person could mistake this as a picture of a waterfall.
In this painting the black in the hills add dimension to them.
For this one I chose it solely for the contest between the black and the white in the painting.
In Evening by Lakeside the artist did such a good job of using black paint for detail that at a glance it could be mistaking for a picture.
What made go with this painting was how the artist used a darker black for the pine trees than a shade of black for the sky that compliment each other with the mountain.
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