Masaji Yoshida (1917-1971) was born in Wakayama City in 1917. He studied with the famed Sosaku Hanga artists Onchi and Hiratsuka. He fought in WWII and was wounded in action and spent time as a POW. After the war he studied art at the Tokyo School of Fine Arts. He died in 1971 at the age of 54. His works are in the National Gallery of Art, Washington DC and the MOMA, NY to name but a few.
Works in the National Gallery of Art, MOMA
“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” - Thomas Merton, No Man Is an Island