Mori Yoshitoshi was a 20th-century Japanese printmaker and folk artist. Born on October 31, 1898 in Tokyo, Japan, Mori's work is most closely related with the Japanese style of kappazuri stencil printing, which he employed to create a staggering number of works on paper throughout his prolific career. Mori's subject matter almost exclusively consisted of traditional Japanese subject matter, such as folklore and Kabuki theater, and was notable for his liberal use of color. Celebrated as a quintessential artist of the Expressionistic Sosaku Hanga movement of early 20th-century Japan, Mori has been said to have influenced a number of contemporary Japanese printmakers. He garnered such honors as an honorary doctorate from the Maryland University in 1984, and a solo exhibition at the Wako Gallery in Tokyo shortly before his death there on May 29, 1992.