Okie Hashimoto pursued a classical study of art and painting for four years graduating from the College of Art in Tokyo. He was one of Japan’s finest woodblock printmakers having been influenced by his teacher and friend Unichi Haratsuka. Hashimoto was part of the Japanese movement of printmakers that were changing the traditional approaches to their craft. His bold use of color is his signature trait with his main subjects being gardens, castles and figure studies.
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