INDHOLD: Introduction. – Pre-Buddhist painting. – The introduction of Buddhist painting and he assimilation of the Tang style from China (7th and 8th century). – Buddhist painting of Japaese inspiration (9th to 13th century). – The formation of the national style in secular art (9th to 12th century). – The great age of scroll painting (12th to 14th century). – The renewed influence of Chinese art and the development of monochrome painting (13th to 16th century). – The golden age of mural painting (16th to 17th century). – Decorative painting of the Sotatsu-Korin School (17th to 19th century). – Painting and the masters of the Japanese print (17th to 19th century). – Trends of moderne painting (17th to 19th century). – Chronologiscaltable. – Map of Japan. – Map of the Kyoto-ara region. – Selected bibliography. – List of colorplates.