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Thursday, May 17, 2012

KANSAI

"Shoichi IDA, Prints"

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto


By TOMOHIRO OSAKI
Staff writer

It has been six years since Shoichi Ida passed away. As a prominent woodblock print artist, Ida produced outstanding works throughout his career and is considered a significant contributor to the development of Japanese print art.

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"Blue Cake" (1967) by Shoichi Ida

Ida taught himself printmaking while still a college student, and his talent was recognized by critics soon after graduation. In his late 20s, he was asked to contribute to the International Biennial Exhibition of Prints in Tokyo from 1968 to 1970, and his work has been popular since.

On display are around 300 of Ida's prints, which were donated to The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto, by his family last year; May 22 till June 24.

The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; (075) 761-4111; Okazakien Shoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto; Higashiyama Station, Tozai Line. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. ¥850. Closed Mon. www.momak.go.jp/Japanese/exhibitionArchive/2012/391.html.

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