The son of Kawanishi Hide, Kawanishi Yuzaburo was born in Kobe in 1923. In 1942 he exhibited with the Nihon Hanga Kyokai, even though he was not a full time printmaker. After graduateing from the economics department of Kansai Gakuin in 1947, he developed a style closely resembling that of his father. Its main characterics are the sue of bright colors and the absence of keyblock lines. He received the Kobe City Prize of culture in 1985 and the Hyogo Prefecture Prize of culture in 1995. In 2002 he became an honorary member of the Japan Print Association. His work is in the collections of the National Museum of Modern Art in Tokyo, the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, and the National Museum of Art, Osaka.