It’s finally time for this masterpost! First off, links to my previous posts:
And now some members of the Yoshida family I haven’t made separate posts about for various reasons:
- Yoshida Ayomi (Hodaka & Chizuko’s daughter, website link)
- Yoshida Takasuke (Hodaka & Chizuko’s son; wasn’t able to find any info aside from the fact that he makes artistic jewelry)
- Yoshida Kiyoko (Tsukasa’s wife; wasn’t able to find info aside from the fact that she’s a performance artist and plays the Celtic harp)
- Yoshida Aya (daughter of Kiyoko & Tsukasa, website link)
And also the official tumblr of the Yoshida Hanga Academy.
Text from wikipedia:
“The Yoshida family of artists is an important line of Japanese artists that reaches unbroken from the early 19th century to the present. (…)
Over the past 150 years the ten leading Yoshida artists, extending through four generations, have used a wide variety of media, styles, and techniques. In this way the family embodies an outline of main developments in modern Japanese art history. Within the family there have been five women artists, in three generations, in effect a case study for the emergence of women in public life and artistic leadership in that country.(Allen et al., 152-3) Finally, the Yoshidas represent an interesting example of the way the Japanese people have often used adoption and arranged marriages to reinforce certain desirable traits associated with a family’s name. (…)
Prior to the mid-19th century, the Yoshida artists serving the Nakatsu clan presumably provided work in a traditional Japanese style on silk, paper, or board. But then in the Meiji Period, when the structures of Japanese society were changing radically, a young artist by the name of Kasaburo Haruno changed his name to Kasaburo Yoshida (1861–1894) when he married Rui Yoshida and was adopted into her family. Kasaburo shifted from being a traditional Japanese style artist to becoming a pioneer in early Western style art. Whereas he had been serving the clan, he now became an art teacher in one of the schools established by the clan. (…)”
and from artelino:
“When Toshi Yoshida came on several occasions to the USA to teach woodblock printmaking at the Mendocino Art Center in California, he decided to establish an art school in Japan. He found an old, abandoned school house in the Northern Alps in a small village named Miasa. This was the beginning of the Yoshida Hanga Academy also known as the Bunkacenter.
The Yoshida Academy became one of the most influential school for Japanese woodblock printmaking after world war II. Like his father, Toshi Yoshida employed professional carvers and printers.
The Yoshida academy was not only the forge for many young Japanese art students. The fact that Toshi Yoshida was not only an outstanding artist but also fluent in English, attraceted many foreigners - mostly from the U.S.A.”