Takahashi Hiroaki, also known as Shotei, was a 20th-century Japanese woodblock artist in the shin-hanga art movement. He was born in Tokyo, Japan, in 1871 and was trained in Nihonga, traditional Japanese painting, by his uncle Matsumoto Fuko. In 1907, he began designing prints for Watanabe’s print shop and was one of the first printmakers to join the artisan “pool” of Watanabe. Takahashi Hiroaki’s prints were known for their realistic depictions of landscapes and cityscapes, and he was particularly famous for his prints of Mount Fuji. His works were widely popular in Japan and abroad, and he is considered one of the most important artists of the shin-hanga movement. His influence on the art world can still be seen today, and his works continue to be highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts alike.