Kuniyoshi (1797 - 1861 )

The son of silk dyer, Kuniyoshi Utagawa was born into the Igusa family in Edo. Little is known about his very early years, though he is said to have shown remarkable talent from a young age. Kuniyoshi began his ukiyo-e career as a pupil of Shunei. At age 14 he was accepted to study the art of woodblock printing under Toyokuni I and, in time, would become one of his most successful students. In 1814, he left Toyokuni’s studio to pursue a career as an independent ukiyo-e artist. Initially, he had little success, selling tatami mats in order to support himself. However, his fortunes changed in 1827 with his dramatic series 108 Heroes of the Suikoden. From that point forward, the public hungered for his portrayals of famous samurai and legendary heroes. Kuniyoshi Utagawa worked across all genres, producing some brilliant landscapes and charming bijin-ga (pictures of beautiful women). He died in the spring of 1861 from complications of a stroke.

In direct contrast to the peaceful views of a scenic Japan provided by Hiroshige and Hokusai, the following decades saw a rise of the fierce, fearsome and fantastical in ukiyo-e. Kuniyoshi welcomed this changing public taste. He had a ravenous imagination and the full scope of his work reveals an aesthetic sensibility capable of capturing almost any experience. No doubt, however, his particular genius felt most at home in the world of martial glory, where epic battles decided the fate of empires and fierce warriors clashed to the death. Kuniyoshi's Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints were so popular in his time that he received requests for tattoo designs.

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  • Aikawa, Minwa (ask Gosentei)
  • Aikins, Suezan
  • Akiyama, Iwao
  • Amano, Kunihiro
  • Arichi, Yoshito
  • Ashiyuki
  • Azumaya, Takemi
  • Bairei
  • Bakufu
  • Beato, Felice
  • Beisaku
  • Biho
  • Buncho
  • Bunro
  • Chen, Long
  • Chikanobu
  • Chikashige
  • Chikayoshi
  • Chikuseki
  • Choki
  • Dai, Bin
  • Eiri
  • Eisen
  • Eishi
  • Eisho
  • Eizan
  • Fukita, Fumiaki
  • Fukuda, Heihachiro
  • Fusatane
  • Gakutei
  • Gakyo
  • Gekko
  • Ginko
  • Goto, Michiyoshi
  • Goyo
  • Gyozan
  • Hara, Katsuro
  • Harunobu
  • Hasegawa, Konobu
  • Hashimoto, Okiie
  • Hasui
  • Hidematsu
  • Hidenari
  • Hirokage
  • Hironobu
  • Hirosada
  • Hiroshige
  • Hiroshige & Toyokuni III
  • Hiroshige II
  • Hiroshige III
  • Hoitsu
  • Hokkei
  • Hokuba
  • Hokuei
  • Hokuga
  • Hokusai
  • Hokushu
  • Hokutai
  • Horiyoshi III
  • Hoson
  • Iizuka, Kunio
  • Ikeda, Terukata
  • Ikeda, Zuigetsu
  • Ikegami, Isao
  • Ikkei
  • Ikuhide
  • Inagaki, Tomoo
  • Inagaki, Toshijiro
  • Inuzuka, Taisui
  • Ishii, Toru
  • Ishimoto, Yasuhiro
  • Ito, Nisaburo
  • Kamei, Tobei (Genbei)
  • Kanamori, Yoshio
  • Kanpo
  • Katsushika, Isai
  • Keibun
  • Keinen
  • Kikuchi, Yosai
  • Kinoshita, Tomio
  • Kiyochika
  • Kiyohara, Hitoshi
  • Kiyomitsu
  • Kiyomoto II
  • Kiyonaga
  • Kiyoshi
  • Kiyotada IV
  • Kiyotsune
  • Koei
  • Kogyo
  • Koitsu
  • Kokei
  • Koryusai
  • Koson
  • Kotondo
  • Koun
  • Koyama, Avito
  • Kuniaki II
  • Kunichika
  • Kunihiro
  • Kunihisa II
  • Kunimori II
  • Kuninao
  • Kunisada
  • Kunisada II (aka Kunimasa III, Toyokuni IV)
  • Kunisada III
  • Kuniteru
  • Kunitoshi
  • Kuniyasu
  • Kuniyoshi
  • Kuroki, Sadao
  • Kusaka, Kenji
  • Kusakabe, Kimbei
  • Kusama, Yayoi
  • Kuzuhara, Teru
  • Kyosai
  • Ling, Junwu
  • Ma, Li
  • Mabuchi, Toru
  • Maeda, Morikazu
  • Maekawa, Senpan
  • Magers, Michael
  • Masanobu
  • Masayoshi
  • Mifune, Tsunade
  • Mimura, Seizan
  • Miyagawa, Shuntei
  • Mizufune, Rokushu
  • Morikane
  • Morikuni
  • Moronobu
  • Murakami, Gyojin
  • Murakami, Sadao
  • Nagai, Kiyoshi (Hiroyuki Tajima)
  • Nakao, Yoshitaka
  • Nakayama, Shuko
  • Nishigaki, Hayaki
  • Nishikawa, Yoichiro
  • Nishimura, Hodo
  • Nobukazu
  • Ohtsu, Kazuyuki
  • Okada, Koichi
  • Okamoto, Ryusei (AKA Yoshimi)
  • Okumura, Toshinobu
  • Okumura, Koichi
  • Onchi, Koshiro
  • Pissarro, Camille
  • Rakusan (Rakuzan)
  • Ridley, Matthew White
  • Rinsai
  • Sadafusa
  • Sadahide
  • Sadahiro
  • Sadanobu
  • Sadanobu III
  • Saigetsu
  • Sakai, Doitsu
  • Sakamoto, Isamu
  • Sanmonji, Kazuhiko
  • Sarashina, Syu (Shu)
  • Sawada, Tetsuro
  • Seiko
  • Sekino, Jun'ichiro
  • Shan, Dan
  • Sharaku
  • Shi, Yi
  • Shigeharu
  • Shigemasa
  • Shigenobu
  • Shima, Tamami
  • Shimazaki, Ryuu
  • Shimizu, Seifu
  • Shin'ei
  • Shinsai
  • Shinsui
  • Shiro
  • Shoson
  • Shoun
  • Shuho
  • Shuncho
  • Shundo
  • Shunei
  • Shunjo
  • Shunko
  • Shunman
  • Shunsen
  • Shunsho
  • Shuntei
  • Sonsai
  • Sori III
  • Chigusa, Soun
  • Sozan
  • Sugakudo
  • Sukenobu
  • Suzuki, Eizin
  • Suzuki, Kinsen
  • Tadakiyo
  • Tadamasa
  • Taito II
  • Takahashi, Hiromitsu
  • Takahashi, Shinichi
  • Takahashi, Ushio
  • Murakami, Takashi
  • Takehisa, Yumeji
  • Tamikuni
  • Tamimasa
  • Taniguchi, Kokyo
  • Tatsumi
  • Teisai, Shuri
  • Toneyama, Kojin
  • Toshiaki
  • Toshihide
  • Toshikage
  • Toshikata
  • Toshimasa
  • Toshimine
  • Toyohiro
  • Toyokiyo
  • Toyokuni I
  • Toyokuni II (Toyoshige)
  • Toyokuni III
  • Toyonari
  • Tsukimaro
  • Tsurutani, Noboru
  • Ueda, Fujo
  • Uehara, Konen
  • Ukiyo-e Project (Publisher)
  • Umeno, Takako
  • Unno, Mitsuhiro
  • Urushibara, Mokuchu
  • Ushiku, Kenji
  • Utamaro
  • Utamaro II
  • Van Otterloo, Chris
  • Wada, Sanzo
  • Yamaguchi, Susumu
  • Yamao, Akio
  • Yasuda, Shodo
  • Yoshida, Fujio
  • Yoshida, Tsukasa
  • Yoshifuji
  • Yoshifusa
  • Yoshihara, Hideo
  • Yoshihiro
  • Yoshiiku
  • Yoshikage II
  • Yoshikata
  • Yoshikazu
  • Yoshikuni
  • Yoshimitsu
  • Yoshimori
  • Yoshitaki
  • Yoshitora
  • Yoshitoshi
  • Yoshitoyo
  • Yoshitsuna
  • Yoshitsuya
  • Yoshitsuya II
  • Yoshiume
  • Zeshin
  • Aoyama, Masaharu
  • Araki, Shinko
  • Araki, Tetsuo
  • Asada, Benji
  • Asano,Takeji
  • Azechi, Umetaro
  • Baldridge, Cyrus LeRoy
  • Bartlett, Charles
  • Bonnard, Pierre
  • Brayer, Sarah
  • Cassatt, Mary
  • Yoshida, Chizuko
  • Degas, Edgar
  • Keith, Elizabeth
  • Brown, Everett
  • Fang, Limin
  • Foujita, Tsuguharu
  • Fujita, Fumio
  • Fukase, Masahisa
  • Kitaoka, Fumio
  • Funasaka, Yoshisuke
  • Fukami, Gashu
  • Gu, Zhijun
  • Hack, Vincent
  • Hagiwara, Hideo
  • Hagiwara, Tsuneyoshi
  • Hanafusa, Hideki
  • Hao, Boyi
  • Hao, Ping
  • Hara, Takeshi
  • Hasegawa, Kannosuke (Chikuyo)
  • Hyde, Helen
  • Toulouse-Lautrec, Henri de
  • Kawanishi, Hide
  • Hiratsuka, Unichi
  • Hiratsuka, Yuji
  • Hironaga, Takehiko
  • Horie, Ryoichi
  • Hoshi, Joichi
  • Hosoe, Eikoh
  • Howard, Daryl
  • Ide, Gakusui
  • Ideguchi, Yuki
  • Ido, Masao
  • Ikai, Tadashi
  • Imaizumi, Tadayoshi
  • Ishiwata, Koitsu
  • Ito, Yuhan
  • Iwami, Reika
  • Iwasawa, Asako
  • Jacoulet, Paul
  • Kaburagi, Kiyokata
  • Kajita, Hanko
  • Kajiwara, Hisako
  • Karhu, Clifton
  • Yuasa, Katsutoshi
  • Kawada, Kan
  • Kawada, Kikuji
  • Kawano, Kaoru
  • Kawase, Yoshihito
  • Okamoto, Kazuko
  • Kelly, Daniel
  • Kidokoro, Sho
  • Sasajima, Kihei
  • Kimura, Yoshiharu
  • Kobashi,Yasuhide
  • Kokunimasa (aka Kunimasa V)
  • Konishi, Seiichiro
  • Korn, Marian
  • Kotozuka, Eiichi
  • Kozaki, Kan
  • Inoue, Kozo
  • Kaneko, Kunio
  • Kuroda, Shigeki
  • Li, Yansong
  • Li, Yitai
  • Lin, Dunxi
  • Lippens, Josée
  • Liu, Chunhai
  • Lu, Chengqing
  • Lu, Ping
  • Lu, Zhiping
  • Lum, Bertha
  • Ui, Machiko
  • Maki, Haku
  • Manet, Edouard
  • Tanaka, Masaaki
  • Minami, Masahiko
  • Murai, Masanari
  • Miki, Suizan
  • Miller, Lilian
  • Minagawa, Taizo
  • Miyamoto, Shufu
  • Miyashita, Tokio
  • Mori, Shunkei
  • Mori, Yoshitoshi
  • Morigo, Nao
  • Sato, Morihiro
  • Moriyama, Daido
  • Oi, Motoi
  • Munakata, Shiko
  • Nagano, Shigeichi
  • Naito, Tadayuki
  • Naito, Yachiyo
  • Nakayama, Tadashi
  • Namiki, Hajime
  • Matsubara, Naoko
  • Ng, Cindy Sio Leng
  • Nishida, Tadashige
  • Nishijima, Katsuyuki
  • Sato, Nobuo
  • Norikane, Hiroto
  • Oda, Kazuma
  • Ogawa, Koichi
  • Ohashi, Shigeyuki
  • Ohba, Masao
  • Okamoto, Shogo
  • Okuyama, Gihachiro
  • Okuyama, Gijin
  • Onda, Akio
  • Ono, Tadashige
  • Osanai, Toshikage
  • Osugi, Shoji
  • Ouchi, Makoto
  • Rei, Yuki
  • Rome, Joshua
  • Ronin Gallery Catalogue & Poster
  • Shinagawa, Ryo
  • Tanaka, Ryohei
  • Saito, Kiyoshi
  • Sakamoto, Koichi
  • Sano, Seiji
  • Sato, Tokihiro
  • Masuda, Sebastian
  • Seiler, Willy
  • Watanabe, Seitei
  • Shi, Ji-hong
  • Shibata, Toshio
  • Shimotakahara, Nobuteru
  • Shinoda, Toko
  • Shinohara, Noriko
  • Shinohara, Ushio
  • Shitanda, Zen
  • Ashikaga, Shizuo
  • Kawarazaki, Shodo
  • Yukawa, Shodo
  • Mishima, Shoso
  • Shotei (aka Hiroaki)
  • Mori, Shuncho
  • Natori, Shunsen
  • Suda, Issei
  • Sudo, Masato
  • Sugiura, Kazutoshi
  • Suzuki, Kason
  • Tajima, Hiroyuki
  • Takagi, Shiro
  • Takahashi, Rikio
  • Takane, Koko
  • Ito, Takashi
  • Takeda, Hideo
  • Takeshita, Kin-u
  • Takeuchi, Keishu
  • Tamai, Cyoko
  • Tamamura, Kozaburo
  • Fujikawa, Tamenobu
  • Tanigami, Konan
  • Teisai, Sencho
  • Terasaki, Kogyo
  • Tissot, James
  • Tokuriki, Tomikichiro
  • Tomihari, Hiroshi
  • Tomioka, Eisen
  • Tomita, Fumio
  • Kamoshita, Tomomi
  • Tsurusawa, Kieko
  • Ueda, Yoshihiko
  • Unsigned / Unknown Artist
  • Vuillard, Edouard
  • Ito, Wako
  • Wang, Weiqi
  • Watanabe, Sadao
  • Whistler, James McNeil
  • Williams, Brian
  • Wu, Yin
  • Wu, Zuoren
  • Xu, Ming
  • Yamaguchi, Keisuke (OZ)
  • Yamanaka, Kodo
  • Yamazaki, Hiroshi
  • Yang, Yongsheng
  • Yayanagi, Go
  • Yeh, Fang
  • Yeh, Lan
  • Yoshida, Hiroshi
  • Yoshida, Hodaka
  • Yoshida, Masaji
  • Yoshida, Toshi
  • Yu, Chengyou
  • Yuasa, Hiroshi
  • Nishimoto, Yuki
  • Katsuda, Yukio
  • Yushin, Ayaoka
  • Zhang, Yuanfeng

Series

  • 100 Poems by 100 Poets (Kuniyoshi)
  • 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden
  • 53 Stations of the Tokaido (Kuniyoshi)
  • 69 Stations of the Kisokaido
  • Biographies of the Loyal Retainers
  • Famous and Heroic Leaders
  • Heroes of the Taiheiki (Kuniyoshi)
  • Ogura 100 Poems by 100 Poets
  • Ukiyo-e Parallels for the Tale of Genji

Subject

  • Actors & Theater
  • Animals & Fish
  • Architectural
  • Autumn
  • Beauties (bijin-ga)
  • Birds
  • Bridges
  • Calligraphy
  • Cats & Dogs
  • Children
  • Comic
  • Flowers & Gardens
  • Genji
  • Ghosts & Demons (yokai)
  • Landscapes
  • Legends & History
  • Moon & Night
  • Music & Dance
  • Pastimes
  • Poets & Scholars
  • Portraits
  • Rain
  • Rituals & Beliefs
  • Shunga
  • Spring
  • Sumo
  • Surimono
  • Tattoo
  • Tokaido
  • Warriors & Samurai
  • Waterfalls and Rapids
  • Waterscapes
  • Winter
  • Yokohama-e & Nagasaki-e

Period

  • 1800 - 1868 (Edo)
  • 1868 - 1912 (Meiji)

Medium

  • Painting
  • Woodblock Print

Size

  • Extra Small (ie. Koban)
  • Small (ie. Chuban)
  • Medium (ie. Oban)
  • Large (ie. Triptych)
  • Extra Large

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Poem by Dainagon Tsunenobu: Akogi Heiji and Hiragawara Jirozo

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Mitsuke: The Cranes with Golden Tags

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Itabashi: Inuzuka Shino with Hikiroku, Samojiro and Dotaro

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Complete Album: Mirror of the True Loyalty of Each of the Faithful Retainers

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Asakura Togo in Shomosa and Kohagi, Wife of Oguri, in Hitachi

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Higuchi Jiro (Kanemitsu) Fighting a Giant Monkey

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Nakayama Yaichiro, Marino Yashiro, Mekake Kikuno, Iwata Senjuro and Kamata Matahachi

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Kyoto: The Nue; The End

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