Born near Hamamatsu. Studied Japanese-style painting with Kaburagi Kiyokata and at Tokyo School of Fine Arts and with Yuki Somei. Exhibited paintings at Teiten. Landscape prints, totaling about 50, were published by Watanabe Shozaburo 1922-1930s. In early works he experimented with compositions printed in few colors; later prints made in full color.** Taken in whole, or in part, with permission from: Merritt, Helen and Nanako Yamada. Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975. University of Hawaii Press: Honolulu. 1992.