RED SUN, 1934, COLOUR WOODCUT AND HAND COLOURING AND COLLAGE, FUJIMAKI YOSHIO (1909-1935), 41.7 x 27.9CM (IMAGE), THE NATIONAL MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, TOKYO – TAASA Review December 2012

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This article was originally found in the December 2012 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 21, Issue 4, Page 18).

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After World War II, the two colour woodcut parallels' met in a new, global environment.

Creative Prints werediscovered’ by the West, and as they entered the international biennales, Western artists again studied newly developed colour woodblock techniques from individual artists, and information began to flow both ways. Please note that Japanese names in the text follow the Japanese system: surname first. Dr Chiaki Ajioka is an independent researcher who is currently exploring Japan-West dialogue in printmaking and craft.

She is a recipient of a Japan Fellowship 2013 to write on Mingei in the West. REFERENCES Ajioka Chiaki...