Yoshida Hiroshi was born on September 19th, 1876 in Kurume on the Japanese island of Kyushu.
The teacher Yoshida Kasaburō adopted and promoted him so that in 1893 he began to study western-style painting in Kyoto. One year later, Hiroshi went to Tokyo and studied at the private Fudosha school.
He is dedicated to watercolor painting. When he later discovered woodblock printing, he developed techniques to transfer the color levels of the watercolor onto the wood. In 1925 he founded his own printing company for this purpose.
Influenced by his family's many moves, Hiroshi loves traveling. He travelled to the USA, Europe, Indonesia and Southeast Asia. His trips continue to inspire him in his art: his works present landscapes and places all over the world.