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A commemorative exhibit celebrating the work of Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) is being held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum until March 26, 2021. Come enjoy Yoshida's spectacular woodblock prints featuring Japanese landscapes!
Ochiai Tokugawa Peony Garden, Twelve Sights of Tokyo Series (1928), woodblock print, paper, 25.0 × 37.2 cm
The work of Japanese artist Yoshida Hiroshi (1876-1950) is celebrated through a commemorative exhibit held at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum until March 28, 2021. Yoshida was a landscape painter who remains famous for his woodblock prints and dynamic use of lighting.
Born in Fukuoka, Yoshida was heavily influenced by both Western and Eastern styles. While his early work was often done in oil painting or watercolor, in the latter half of his career Yoshida created groundbreaking techniques for woodblock printing that allowed him to better express the flow of water and light.
Sailing Boats - Afternoon, The Inland Sea Series (1926), woodblock print, paper, 50.9 × 36.1 cm
Featuring a wide collection of Yoshida's woodblock prints and sketches, this exhibit allows visitors to explore his unique fusion of Japanese and Western influences. Included is Yoshida's famous "Sailboat" series, a journey through the changing colors and atmosphere of a day on the water.
Sunrise, Ten Views of Fuji (1926), woodblock print, paper, 53.3 × 71.2 cm
Most interested in depicting the natural beauty of Japan, Yoshida was an avid hiker who spent much of his time climbing the Japanese Alps, searching for inspiring scenery. His woodblock prints garnered acclaim worldwide, introducing people everywhere to the beauty of Japan.
Come experience these stunning prints at the Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum! This exhibit commemorating the life and works of Yoshida Hiroshi is being held until March 28, 2021.
Dates: January 26 - March 28, 2021
Venue: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum
Tickets: Adults 1,600 yen, College students 1,300 yen, Highschool students 800 yen, Seniors (65+) 1,000 yen
Official website: https://www.tobikan.jp/en/exhibition/2020_yoshidahiroshi.html
Main image: Ueno Park (1938), woodblock print, paper, 37.6 × 24.8cm
Written by Chris