Creativity Calling – Izu and Yozo Hamaguchi

Musee Hamaguchi Yozo / Yamasa Collection

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The copperplate print artist Yozo Hamaguchi stayed at Rendai-ji Temple Springs in Izu, Shizuoka for around two years after World War II. Once the sunny, mountainous, seaside environment had helped to restore his health, he returned to Tokyo, where he devoted himself to creating copperplate prints. He then went abroad to France, where he developed a new method of printmaking, achieving international success in Paris and traveling the world.
Three exhibitions of Hamaguchi’s work were held in Izu in 1980, one of them being his first domestic retrospective at the Ikeda Museum of 20th Century Art. With this spring marking the 110th anniversary of Hamaguchi’s birth, Musee Hamaguchi Yozo presents a new retrospective taking his formative years in Izu as its starting point. This exhibition focusing on the artist’s copperplate prints features around 50 of his works and introduces recently discovered documents, artworks, and stories that shed light on the artist’s life and passion for art.


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from April 27, 2019 to July 15, 2019
Open on the Mondays of April 29, May 6, July 15.


Yozo Hamaguchi



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