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Yamaguchi Sōhei (1882-1961)

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Yamaguchi Sōhei 山口草平 (1882-1961)

Source: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p.170.
Yamaguchi Sōhei was born in Osaka where he studied traditional Japanese style painting (nihonga) with Nakagawa Rogetsu (1859-1924).  He exhibited in the Bunten and Teiten and specialized in historical subjects.  He also designed newspaper illustrations and published actor prints (see below image) with Yanagiya, Osaka.

Nakamuraya Jiro's memorial portrait
He is in the role of Kamiya Jihei

He contributed to the sketchtour book Kinai Angya (An Introduction to the Inner Provinces), Kanao Bun’endō, Taishō 8 [1919].