日本語版はこちらWoodblock Printmaking in 20th-Century Japanese Art
In the decades after the Meiji Restoration of 1868, the tradition of ukiyo-e printmaking continued to influence Japanese artists. The prints of Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), for example, display the collaborative efforts of a print designer (Goyō himself), a woodblock carver, a printing specialist, and a publisher. At the same time, in order to appeal to an international audience, artists such as Goyō adopted a sense of realism (particularly in his emphasis upon anatomical fidelity) that reflected trends in European modernist painting.
By the late 20th century, the popularity of traditional printmaking had largely declined, but in recent years, Masami Teraoka (b. 1936) has been encouraging a revival of early modern woodblock techniques and has demonstrated through his works (on display elsewhere in this gallery) the stunning craftsmanship that can be achieved through collaboration with a print workshop.