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Kuroda is one of the most importatn Japanese printmakers living today. He became famous in 1979 when the Cleveland Museum of Art organized the exhibition: 21 Young Contemporary Japanese Printmakers.
Kuroda suggests that things move so quickly in Tokyo that he wants to reflect the speed and movement in his bicycles. The umbrella is a very traditional symbol of Japan.
Museums: British Museum, Cleveland Museum of Art, Tochigi Museum, Yokohama Museum.