"1000 Masterpieces from the Great Museums of the World" is one of the most successful TV series about art. The original, with improved image quality, takes us on a fascinating journey through the history of art. Comprehensively illustrated and compellingly presented - the well known authors of five short art surveys provide a deeper insight into the masterpieces of painting. Japanese art offers a wide range of different styles and expressions, which changed constantly during the last thousands of years. Despite of many influences and developments the aesthetic principles remained unaffected. From the ink painting of Sesshu, magnificent paintings on folding screens of Tohaku, Sotatsu and Korin to the silk painting of Higashiyama - this video combines five masterworks of the respective representatives of their particular epoch - from Muromachi to Nihonga.