Hiroshi Yoshida was born in Kurume and lived and worked in Tokyo. He first painted landscapes in oil, but won early fame as a watercolorist. He developed an interest in printmaking in 1920 and despite his association with the traditional Shin Hanga movement, he self-printed all of his work excepting his first seven prints. The majority of Yoshida's prints are richly detailed landscapes, featuring such diverse subjects as the Sphinx, the Taj Mahal, and Mount Rainier. Yoshida travelled frequently, and made sketching and painting trips all around the world. Yoshida's prints were very popular with Western collectors, and he was one of the only shin hanga artists to sign and title his prints in English.