There is “sculpture” in the arts and crafts class at school.
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The youngest printmaker Yuta Yoshida
Yuta Yoshida was fascinated by the works of “Hokusai” at the age of 11, and became the youngest printmaker who learned all the printmaking by himself and got a job as a carver at the age of 15.
He is a genius boy who became a professional tattoo artist at the age of 13. The level of his print work is enough to hold a solo exhibition.
This article puts the spotlight on Yuta Yoshida and summarizes the path to becoming a craftsman.
Yuta Yoshida has a developmental disorder (autism spectrum disorder), but when he concentrates, he exhibits extraordinary abilities, and is currently working as a printmaker.
Yuta Yoshida’s Profile and Career
Name: Yuta Yoshida
Date of birth: 2006
Birthplace: Kyoto Prefecture
Yuta Yoshida has been bad at group activities since he was a child, and at night he goes on a rampage saying, “I don’t want to go to school.”
He is said to have said, “I can’t help but live.”
And I hated school, and I stopped going to school when I was in the lower grades.
Such a mother, Kazumi, was scolding Yuta severely every day.
She once thought Kazumi would die by killing her son.
The reason is that Yuta Yoshida has a developmental disorder (ASD).
ASD (autism spectrum disorder) causes children to panic
It is said that they sometimes use abusive language and violence.
I don’t know if Yoshida Yuta-kun had such words and deeds,
Kazumi must have worried about raising a child with a developmental disorder
It’s not hard to imagine.
Meet Yuta Yoshida and Hokusai Katsushika
Yuta’s parents let him challenge whatever he was interested in, saying, “If there is something outstanding, this child’s life will change.”
For example, take the kanji test together.2. Challenge what you are interested in.
I don’t know what suits me, so
He doesn’t seem to stop when it comes to his interests.
Then, when I was in the fifth grade of elementary school, I came across Katsushika Hokusai’s prints and was shocked.
He became interested in woodblock prints after seeing Katsushika Hokusai’s ukiyo-e woodblock prints.
He taught himself how to reproduce ukiyo-e prints from the Edo period, and in one year produced six works, including works by Hokusai Katsushika and Hiroshige Utagawa.
Seeking full-fledged carving skills, he started working at Takezasado in 2019 and is currently training as a carver.
Trained as a tattoo artist for Yuta Yoshida
Yuta’s talent was noticed by Professor Nakamura of the University of Tokyo’s “Extraordinary Excavation Project”.
“Just copying Hokusai’s prints is not enough.”
Inspired by those words, Yuta goes from being a shut-in to going outside to see the natural scenery with his own eyes.
After that, he became an apprentice to a great engraver named Hiroshi Fujisawa, and after graduating from junior high school, he joined Takezasado as the youngest engraver.
A carver is a person who makes a woodblock, which is the base plate for a print, based on the sketch drawn by the artist.
Although he does not appear on the stage like a painter, it is a profession that requires a very high level of skill.
It is said that more than 10 years of training is required to be recognized as a tattoo artist.
When that happens, it’s exciting to imagine what Yuta-kun will look like in 10 years, when he’s 24!
I would be happy if you could refer to it even a little.
Thank you for reading to the end.