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Biography Wakayama, Yasoji (1903 - 1983)

Yasoji Wakayama was born in Hokkaido in 1903. In 1926 he graduated from the law department of Chű˘ University. Together with Onchi K˘shir˘ and Maekawa Senpan he studied woodblock printing, and at the same time he studied Japanese-style painting as well as Western-style painting.
His greatest contribution to hanga were mimeograph stencil prints, which technique he started in 1941. In 1943 he became a member of the Nihon Hanga Ky˘kai. During the war he worked in a print shop of the Navy Ministry.
He contributed a print to every issue of the First Thursday Collection - Ichimokushű (1944-1950).



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