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Calm Chugoku Series - 1000 Ways Forward

Hiroshi Yoshida's stunning prints breathe coolness, invite meditation, and set a soft, peaceful mood. Make this one a part of your home's mood.


Your new piece of art will stand out with its stunning detail and colours, carefully printed onto superior quality canvas with beautiful natural wood hanging frames. Easily hung and portable so you can share the love with every room of your house. 


Who is Hiroshi Yoshida?

Hiroshi Yoshida (1876-1950) is known for his woodblock prints that portray peaceful settings and his contribution to the traditional Japanese shin-hanga (new print) style and method. Hiroshi Yoshida is one of the most well known of the shin-hanga style artists and his prints are in high demand from customers all around the globe.

Shin-hanga artists incorporated Western elements such as the effects of light and the expression of individual moods, but focused on strictly traditional themes of landscapes (fukei-ga), famous places (meishō), beautiful women (bijin-ga), kabuki actors (yakusha-e), and birds-and-flowers (kachō-e). However, Hiroshi started a new realm of art in Japan by blending Western painting and traditional Japanese woodblock printmaking. 

Hiroshi was known to be meticulous about the process and quality of his finished prints. He did not give his prints the “seal of approval” or the stamp of his name, unless he was extremely satisfied with the end result. Hiroshi always printed the notation “jizuri” (self-print) on his works. Prints made after Hiroshi's death do not have the jizuri seal and are considered less valuable than those having the self-printed seal. Additionally, his prints are signed “Yoshida” with brush and ink beside a red “Hiroshi” seal.

Hiroshi focused primarily on landscapes and scenes of nature. He experimented with color and light to create ethereal depictions that were almost photo-realistic. The artist is most famously known for his ability to capture reflections on surfaces and depict atmospheric light. Hiroshi’s prints also portray foreign landscapes and subjects of the U.S., Canada, Europe, Egypt, India, Korea, and China - most notably the Grand Canyon, Niagra Falls, Swiss Alps, and the Taj Mahal. 

Attracted by the calmer moments of nature, Hiroshi’s prints breathe coolness, invite meditation, and set a soft, peaceful mood.

Although he designed his last print in 1946, Hiroshi continued to paint with oils and watercolors until his death in 1950. At the age of 73, Hiroshi took his last sketching trip to Izu and Nagaoka and painted his last works The Sea of Western Izu and The Mountains of Izu. He became sick on the trip and returned to Tokyo where he died April 5, 1950 at his home. He is buried at Ryuun-in Temple, Kosihikawa, Tokyo. By the end of his life, Hiroshi made 259 woodblock print designs. 

Hiroshi’s works are included in major collections like the Art Institute of Chicago, Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Boston, Fine Art Museum of San Francisco, Cleveland Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Fukuoka Art Museum, and the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, among others.

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Frequently asked questions

What are the scrolls like?

Our scrolls are hand-crafted and we use only high quality printing and canvas. This means a very high resolution print, even for our largest scrolls. Check out the video below and our customer reviews to see more about the quality of our scrolls. 

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How do I hang them?

Easily! Our hanging scrolls are ready to hang. Your package will include mounting pins and everything you need to hang your scroll straight up immediately. 

Do they fade?

If exposed to direct sunlight, yes, your canvas scroll will fade over time. 

But, if displaying your scroll under normal lighting conditions then you can expect the high-quality canvas and wooden hangers to last for years to come. 

Can I hang them outside?

Yes you can! And many of our customers do. Whether its your outdoor entertaining area, a workshop or shed or even in martial arts centres. Our scrolls are very durable and will last even when outdoors. (If you do hang your scrolls in direct sunlight you can expect some fading of the prints).

How long will they take to arrive?

Your scroll will be ready for shipping within 48 hours of your order. You will then receive your tracking email (please remember to check your spam folder if you can not find it). You can track your order via our Track Your Order page.

All shipping is tracked to your door by our worldwide courier partners. Our courier partners have a world class record of delivering quickly and safely. However, should any issues arise during delivery our team will contact the courier and we will resolve any issues on your behalf.

Shipping times vary depending on country and courier, but estimated shipping times are:

USA 6-14 days

Europe / United Kingdom 7-20 days

Australia / New Zealand 7-20 days

Canada 10-20 days

Malaysia / Indonesia 7-14 days 

Scandinavia 7-16 days

Saudi Arabia 7-14 days

Turkey / Greece / Israel 9-14 days

Brazil 9-14 days

Everywhere else 7-30 days

If you have any concerns about shipping to your country, please contact us at hello@1000waysforward.com

What if my scroll arrives damaged?

Your scroll will be very carefully packaged with bubble wrap to protect it, but if it does arrived damaged in anyway - just let us know via hello@1000waysforward.com and we will send you a replacement right away. 

What if I don't like it when it arrives?

Buying art online is hard, we get it. If your artwork arrives and it's just not what you were expecting we will arrange your return for you and give you a full refund. 

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