Biography Asahi, Masahide (1900 - 1956)
Already in his twenties, Kyoto-born Asahi Masahide joined and strongly supported the Nihon S˘saku-Hanga Ky˘kai, and was a founding member of the Nihon Hanga Ky˘kai. He was actively involved with most Hanga magazines in the 20s and 30s, and he contributed designs to the well-known series One Hundred Views of New Japan. In the 1930s he went to Europe and USA to actively promote his art. In 1936 he adopted the name Asahi Yasuhiro.
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In November 1948 he had an exhibition of his woodblock prints at the Shirokiya Department Store in Tokyo.