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[Image: Hiroshi Yoshida "Europe Series: Venice Canal" (1925) MOA Museum of Art]

Travel Journals in Woodblock Prints: Yoshida Hiroshi and Kawase Hasui

MOA Museum of Art


Hiroshi Yoshida, Hasui Kawase
An exhibition of woodcut masterpieces takes you on a journey across Japan and the world. About 80 select woodblock prints by Yoshida Hiroshi and Kawase Hasui come together at MOA Museum of Art.

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876–1950) was a leading figure in the arts of watercolor, oil painting, and woodcuts in the early 20th century Japan. Aged 44, he had his first woodblock prints based on his drawings published from the printer Watanabe, but it was when he was 49 that he produced his own woodcuts. Yoshida established a new style woodblock printing by amalgamating the tradition with the European Realism.

Hasui Kawase (1883–1957) initially studied painting under Kiyotaka Kaburagi, but sensational landscape woodcuts by Shinsui Ito changed the course of his career forever to become a painter specializing in woodblock designs.

Yoshida and Kawase were alike passionate travelers, and their trips, both domestic and international, inspired their work as they produced many sketches along the way. Their breathtaking work has caught many people’s imagination across the world.


Dec 18 (Sat) 2021-Jan 25 (Tue) 2022 

Opening Hours Information

(Last Admission 16:00)
Open on public holiday Thursday but closed on the following day.
Closed in between exhibitions.
FeeAdults ¥1760; University and High School Students ¥1100; Seniors 65 & Over ¥1540; Junior High School Students and Under, Persons with Disability Certificates + 2 Companion free
VenueMOA Museum of Art
Location26-2 Momoyama-cho, Atami-shi, Shizuoka 413-8511
Access5 minutes by taxi from JR Atami Station; From JR Atami Station, take the Izu Tokai bus towards MOA Museum of Art and get off at MOA Museum of Art.
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