Haku Maki (given name Maejima Tadaaki) was born in Asomachi in Ibaraki prefecture. He learned print making at gatherings organised by Onchi Koshirio and also studied under Hiratsuka. Starting in the late 1950's he experimented with the natural grain of wood which he accentuated with wire brush and other tools. He spent ten years developing a technique with cement relief built up on blocks of wood or cardboard, which allows rich textures in prints creating an almost three-dimensional appearance. A key feature of his prints are the textures he achieved and the use of Chinese characters as design motifs.
Later in his career Maki developed an interest in smaller works, with persimmons (as in this example), other fruit, or ceramic teacups, bowls and bottles as predominant themes.