Kawarazaki Shodo is best known for designing woodblock prints of flowers and other plant life. First edition Shodo woodblock prints have the date stamped in Japanese in the lefthand margin. On prints published after the original date, this date stamp was removed by the publisher. Many of the Shodo prints being sold today are later edition prints, and are considered less valuable than the first edition prints.
Born in Kyoto, Shodo studied the art of yuzen dyeing, a traditional art craft in Kyoto, under the guidance of Yamamoto Sekkei. He also studied Japanese painting under Shibahara, though it was his teacher Kishyo who helped cultivate Shodo's original style of expression. His woodblock prints were published by Unsodo in the mid 1950's and continue to be reprinted today.