Asia has some really awesome painters, especially China since their drawing systems are based off of Russian ones. But I haven't seen much from Japan. Is there no good schooling there? Most of the art out of Japan that I have seen is very influenced by anime/manga, and is not really the same high level traditional stuff you see other Asian countries produce.
The only example I know of is Misawa Hiroshi (attached images are by him)...are there any other artists doing similar work from Japan?