Taizo Minagawa was born in 1917 in Kyoto and graduated from the Kyoto City School of Arts and Crafts and was an Expert Dyer. While he is best known as a weaver and textile dyer in Japan, he created a number of woodblock Scenes which show a unique understanding of the art form. His dying skills can be seen in his individual use of colors. His small series of scenes from a journey to Korea were very popular on his return. He was a frequent exhibitor at Nittan the Japanese national Fine Arts Exhibition and has won many prizes. He died in 2005 and his work can be found in many museums.