Woodblock. Born 1913, Yamanishi Prefecture. National University of Fine Arts and Music, Tokyo.
Permanent Collections: the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the British Museum and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London; the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
One of the most eminent woodblock artists in Japan, he has participated in a number of exhibitions internationally including the Print Masters’ Exhibition in Germany, and the Japan 2001 exhibition at the British Museum entitled “100 Views of Mt. Fuji”. Other series have included mythical figures, and male/female figures. Hagiwara uses layers of delicate overprinting, and subtle lines, as well as often a combination of bold colours in his imaginative works.