Mori, Yoshitoshi (1898 - 1992 )

Yoshitoshi Mori was a 20th century Japanese artist who specialized in kappazuri stencil prints. For many years he belonged to the Mingei folk craft movement, where he produced stencil-dyed textiles and other textile arts. It was not until the 1950s that Mori began to work with paper, yet he quickly became known as one of the foremost artists of the Sosaku Hanga movement. Yoshitoshi Mori is said to have influenced several major 20th century print artists, including Shiko Munakata and Hiromitsu Takahashi.


Mori's prints depict the past world of Tokyo's plebeian lowlands, the so-called Shitamachi, with its festivals, craftsmen and women of the demimonde. The mainstay of his great talent lies in his ability to not merely capture detail, but to boldly evoke emotions through his highly stylized designs.


Mori exhibited his works in numerous one-man shows in Japan in the 1960s and took part in 30 international exhibitions between 1957 and 1977. Within the United States, his work can be found in the permanent collection of the Art Institute of Chicago, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, and the Museum of Modern Art in New York, to name only a few.

Sosaku Hanga | Post-WWII Japanese Prints

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Eerie Night

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Eerie Night

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Battle at Dan no Ura

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Battle at Dan no Ura

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Black nude (A)

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Black nude (A)

JPR2-19732

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Festival Carriage

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Festival Carriage

JPR2-37543

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Nude Next to Flower Vase

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Nude Next to Flower Vase

JPR2-19761

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Lantern Maker

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Lantern Maker

JP1-39354

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Goddess

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Goddess

JP2-39415

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The Hell Series (Complete Sketch Book)

Mori, Yoshitoshi

The Hell Series (Complete Sketch Book)

JPR2-37881

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Nasu no Yoichi

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Nasu no Yoichi

JP1-20387

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Woman with Temari Ball

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Woman with Temari Ball

JPR-103422

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Tale of Genji

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Tale of Genji

JPR-103634

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Prince Genji's Dance of Autumn Leaves (B)

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Prince Genji's Dance of Autumn Leaves (B)

JPR-103646

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Lovers

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Lovers

JPR-86114

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Tsuchigumo (Demon Spider)

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Tsuchigumo (Demon Spider)

JPR2-37560

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Shibaraku

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Shibaraku

JP2-39419

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Hidaka River: Kiyohime Turning into a Snake (Print and Drawing)

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Hidaka River: Kiyohime Turning into a Snake (Print and Drawing)

JPR2-19845

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The Story of Yaoya Oshichi

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The Story of Yaoya Oshichi

JPR2-37534

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Taira no Tomomori

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Taira no Tomomori

JPR2-37562

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Five Women in the Yoshiwara

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Five Women in the Yoshiwara

JPR2-27359

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Inland Sea Battle of Heike and Genji

Mori, Yoshitoshi

Inland Sea Battle of Heike and Genji

JPR2-27356

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