Yoshida, Toshi (1911 - 1995)


Medium: Woodblock Print
Date: Designed 1951
Size (H x W): 16 x 10.5 (inches)
Publisher: Yoshida Studio
Seals: Yoshida Toshi, atozuri suri Numabe Shinkichi
Edition: Posthumous Numabe Edition
Signature: Toshi Yoshida (Stamped)
Condition: Very fine color, impression and state. Contemporary reprint made from original blocks.



Printed from original blocks by Shinkichi Numabe.

Founded in 1995 by Shinkichi Numabe, Tokyo-based Numabe Mokuhan does not merely reproduce famous designs, but "remasters" them. Whether printing from original blocks or creating new ones, Shinkichi Numabe and his son Hironobu Numabe breathe new life into familiar designs with the highest printing quality. As they champion the craftsmen, tools, and materials that come together with each print, Numabe Mokuhan shares the spirit of traditional woodblock printmaking with a new generation.

Formerly the principal printer for Toshi Yoshida, Shinkichi Numabe brings decades of expertise and passion to Numabe Mokuhan. This multigenerational team expresses this passion not only in their prints, but also throughout the community. Through lectures and workshops, the pair shares the technique, history, and joy of woodblock printmaking with audiences of all ages.

About the artist

Toshi Yoshida was born in Tokyo to a family of artists. His father, Hiroshi Yoshida, educated him in art and fostered his interest in landscapes and animals. Despite the influence of Hiroshi, Toshi's style is distinct in its daring color schemes and composition. The subject matter of Toshi’s artwork largely draws upon his travels, which went as far afield as Antarctica. He briefly experimented in abstract painting in the aftermath of his father’s death in 1950, but returned to his more traditional style. Toshi Yoshida's woodblock prints have received great acclaim and can be found in prestigious museums such as Museum of Modern Art, NY and the British Museum.