Kamisaka Sekka’s (1866-1942) artistic style was a blend of tradition and modernity. Although he was trained in the Rinpa school of art, his extensive travels to the West exposed him to new art forms. This propelled him to bring a renaissance of sorts to Japan by reviving Rinpa art for a modern audience. Born to a Samurai family, Sekka was the last Rinpa master.
Momoyagusa (A World of Things), a series of woodblock prints is his best known work. Comprising three volumes, they were commissioned between 1909-1910.