Yasunori, Taninaka

Taninaka Yasunori
1 October 2017Comment

Surrealist art from pre-WW2 Japan

Ghost scene, woodcut, 1932, by Taninaka Yasunori.

Taninaka Yasunori was born in 1897, in Sakurai, Nara Prefecture, Japan, spent his childhood in Seoul, Korea, and died in September 1946. He was a Japanese woodcut artist with often surrealistic content, a poet and a magazine editor. In 1930, Taninaka began publishing the magazine Black and White. He participated in exhibitions of the Japanese…