Iwao Akiyama (born 1921). The prints by Iwao Akiyama are witty and whimsical. But by non-Japanese the humor is not so easy to understand, especially if Japanese characters are used on the print like on this one. Here the characters are a short poem by Santoka Taneda about a humorous expression of people in Japanese hot spring baths. Iwao Akiyama works in woodblock technique and prints on a long-fibred, wavy Japanese paper. The print dates from 1978.