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Akiyama was born in southern Japan. He took drawing lessons from a buddhist monk as a child. He originally trained in oil painting. He turned to woodblock printmaking when he met Shiko Munakata whom he studied with from 1959-1965. Akiyama has a subtle sense of humor evident in the animals that appear in his woodblock prints.

Akiyama takes time out from woodblock printmaking to read Haiku. Haiku has provided Akiyama with a source of guidance for his work and his life.

Museum Collections:
National Museum of England, London
National Art Museum in Victoria, Australia
Museum of Japanese Art in Haifa, Israel
National Museum of Scotland
Cincinnati Art Museum
British Museum

Such A Nice Day

Hazy Moon

Moonlit Night

Making Footprints: Stepping Firmly Into the Snow

Snow Harmony

Poet

Can you bite my tail?

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