Asada, Benji (1900 - 1984 )
Benji Asada was a Kyoto-based woodblock print artist and painter active in the Sosaku Hanga (Creative Print) movement during the early 20th century. He trained at the Kyoto City School of Fine Arts and Crafts, as well as the Kyoto City Specialist School of Painting. Asada regularly exhibited both prints and paintings in national art exhibitions both before and after WWII. In 1959, he received the Minister of Education's Prize at the Second Shin Nitten Exhibition. In 1965, he won the Japan Art Academy Prize and served as an adviser for official fine arts exhibitions. Many of his woodblock prints were published by Uchida Company, though he self-printed some work as well.
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