Iwao Akiyama – Biography
Iwao Akiyama born 1921
The prints by Iwao Akiyama are witty and whimsical. But by non-Japanese the humor is not so easy to understand, especially if Japanese characters are used on the print like on this one. Here the characters are a short poem by Santoka Taneda about a humorous expression of people in Japanese hot spring baths.
Iwao Akiyama works in woodblock technique and prints on a long-fibred, wavy Japanese paper. The edition size of this design is 225 and the print dates from 1978.
あふれる湯 秋山巌 1978年
“ちんぽこも おそそも湧いて あふれる湯 山頭火”