Yoshitoshi (1839 - 1892 )

The son of a Tokyo physician, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (né Kinzaburo Yoshioka) is considered one of the last great masters of ukiyo-e. As a young boy he showed remarkable talent and began to study under the renowned Kuniyoshi at the age of 12. Yoshitoshi also studied under Yosai and was adopted by the Tsukioka family.

 

As modernization pushed ahead, Yoshitoshi suffered a nervous breakdown in 1872, living in poverty and ceasing all artistic production. A year later, he resumed working; adopting the artist name Taiso and fulfilling his creative potential. In 1885, he began one of his most acclaimed series, 100 Views of the Moon. In the spring of 1892, he suffered his final mental breakdown and was committed to the Sugamo Asylum. On the 9th of June 1892, he died of a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 53.

 

Yoshitoshi’s prints are known for their eerie and imaginative nature. He worked in a Japan undergoing rapid change, straddling the domains of the old, feudal systems and the new, modern world. His considerable imagination and originality imbued his prints with a sensitivity and honesty rarely seen in ukiyo-e of this time period. From ghost stories to folktales, graphic violence to the gentle glow of the moon, Yoshitoshi not only offers compositional and technical brilliance, but also unfettered passion.

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Tengu-kozo Kiritaro

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Tengu-kozo Kiritaro

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Shoguntaro Taira Yoshikado

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Shoguntaro Taira Yoshikado

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Short Sight Old Man and Ghost

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Short Sight Old Man and Ghost

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Tanuki of Hiroo Plain

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Tanuki of Hiroo Plain

JP-79251

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Minamoto no Yoritomo

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Minamoto no Yoritomo

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Kuro Hankan Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Musashibo Benkei

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Kuro Hankan Minamoto no Yoshitsune and Musashibo Benkei

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Geisha at Shinbashi

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Geisha at Shinbashi

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Poem by Takao

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Poem by Takao

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Introduction

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Introduction

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Kama in Moonlight

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Kama in Moonlight

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Kusunoki Masashige

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Kusunoki Masashige

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Taira no Shigemori

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Taira no Shigemori

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Ota Dokan Awakened by the Poem

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Ota Dokan Awakened by the Poem

JP110594

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Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) and Sakata Kintoki

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Minamoto no Yorimitsu (Raiko) and Sakata Kintoki

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Yagiri Shota

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Yagiri Shota

JPR-77695

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Hatakeyama Shoji Shigetada (1164 -1205)

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Hatakeyama Shoji Shigetada (1164 -1205)

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Sakata Kintoki

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Sakata Kintoki

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Seppuku of Enya Hankan

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Seppuku of Enya Hankan

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Title Page

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Title Page

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Kino-Otoko Matsura

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Kino-Otoko Matsura

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