Hiroshi Yoshida was an artist who translated the sights from his world travels into the traditional style of Japanese woodblock prints. His stepfather recognized his early talent and sent him to Kyoto to study. His first American exhibit was in 1899 at what is now the Detroit Institute of Art.
Woodblocks are not usually carved by the artist, and in 1925 Yoshida hired carvers and opened his own studio. He combined styles and techniques from several different schools of art, and was influenced by Western art, to create his own personal style. His prints of Japanese temples, American landscapes and of India’s Taj Mahal are particularly famous.