WB Kunichika Japanese Woodblock Prints Asian Antique Ukiyo-e Ninja Katana Sakura

Title Edo Meisho Gonouchi Ueno Umesuke. Date: 1867 (Keio 3). Size: 24.5 x 36 cm. His aliases include Hanacho-rou, Ichiiyinsai, and Toyoharu-rou. After studying under Shunobu Toyohara and creating the original illustrations for hagoita oshie, he was introduced to Kunisada (Toyokuni III). He produced many yakusha oshibu-e (large head paintings of actors) and demonstrated his ability. In his later years, he produced many portraits of actors in the traditional style, often depicting a half of an actor standing alone on a series of three panels. The portrayal of facial features is characteristic of the Hagoita style.

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