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
Japanese things...conjure a picture of a place, where sensations are always new, where art pours out of daily life, where everything exists in a dream of endless beautiful flow - Edmund de Waal