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.

Meiji Period Prints (1868-1912)

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Li Kuei Battles Chang Shun Underwater

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Li Kuei Battles Chang Shun Underwater

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Moon at Shujaku Gate

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Moon at Shujaku Gate

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Moon in Rain: Kojima Takanori

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Moon in Rain: Kojima Takanori

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Received Back into the Moon Palace: Bamboo Cutter

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Received Back into the Moon Palace: Bamboo Cutter

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Moon at Kitayama: Toyohara Sumiaki

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Moon at Kitayama: Toyohara Sumiaki

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Moon of Pure Snow at Asano River: The Filial Daughter Chikako

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Moon of Pure Snow at Asano River: The Filial Daughter Chikako

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The Refined Type: A Court Lady During the Kyowa Era

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The Refined Type: A Court Lady During the Kyowa Era

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Bunbuku Chagama (Tea Kettle) of Morinji Temple

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Bunbuku Chagama (Tea Kettle) of Morinji Temple

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I no Hayata Killing Nue at the Imperial Palace

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I no Hayata Killing Nue at the Imperial Palace

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Life of Yoshitsune: The Fight on Gojo Bridge with Benkei

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Life of Yoshitsune: The Fight on Gojo Bridge with Benkei

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Tametomo's Ferocity Drives Away the Smallpox Demons

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Tametomo's Ferocity Drives Away the Smallpox Demons

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The Peony Lantern

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The Peony Lantern

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Jigoku-Dayu in Mediation with Skeletons

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Jigoku-Dayu in Mediation with Skeletons

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The Good Woman's Spirit Praying in the Waterfall

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The Good Woman's Spirit Praying in the Waterfall

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The Ghost of Okiku at Sarayashiki

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The Ghost of Okiku at Sarayashiki

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Ghost of Wicked Genta Yoshihira Attacking Nanba Jiro at Nunobiki Waterfall

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Ghost of Wicked Genta Yoshihira Attacking Nanba Jiro at Nunobiki Waterfall

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The Death Stone of Nasu Moor

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The Death Stone of Nasu Moor

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The Ghost of Seigen Haunting Sakurahime

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The Ghost of Seigen Haunting Sakurahime

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Heron Maiden

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Heron Maiden

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The Foxfires in Nijushiko

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The Foxfires in Nijushiko

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Oniwaka and the Carp

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Oniwaka and the Carp

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The Ghost of Taira no Tomomori

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The Ghost of Taira no Tomomori

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Shoki Capturing a Demon in a Dream

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Shoki Capturing a Demon in a Dream

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Kiyomori Sees Hundreds of Skulls at Fukuhara

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Kiyomori Sees Hundreds of Skulls at Fukuhara

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