Kyosai (1831 - 1889 )

Born the son of a samurai in 1831, Kyosai worked as a printmaker, illustrator and Kano painter during the Meiji period. He studied with Kuniyoshi as a child before seeking the tutelage of Maumura Towa. At age 19, Kyosai's newest teacher, Kano Tohaku, bestowed Kyosai with the name “Toiku” and admitted him to the Kano house. Kyosai spent eight years with the school before setting off on his own. He settled in Tokyo and worked as an independent painter, though he produced ehon (illustrated books) and single-sheet woodblock prints as well. Many of his prints feature ravens. Kyosai's work soon earned great acclaim worldwide: in 1873, he exhibited at the Vienna International Exposition, followed by the Paris International Exposition in 1883. Working mainly in the Kano style, Kyosai instills his work with persistent humor.

Japanese Woodblock Prints (1800 - 1868)

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The Husband's Beloved Red Hat, Shaking Like the Ghost of the Potato Jelly

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The Husband's Beloved Red Hat, Shaking Like the Ghost of the Potato Jelly

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Hiding the Head but Not the Butt

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Hiding the Head but Not the Butt

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A Serpent Comes Out of the Ash Container

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A Serpent Comes Out of the Ash Container

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Flower on a Withered Tree, Strolling Like a Dog on the River

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Flower on a Withered Tree, Strolling Like a Dog on the River

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Oxen Prefer the Company of Oxen, Botange Shohaku, The Lovers of the Tanabata Festival, Sugawara Michizane and Kodomaru

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Oxen Prefer the Company of Oxen, Botange Shohaku, The Lovers of the Tanabata Festival, Sugawara Michizane and Kodomaru

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Even Pigeons Roost at Different Heights According to Seniority; Even Crows Show Filial Piety When the Young Feed Their Parents

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Even Pigeons Roost at Different Heights According to Seniority; Even Crows Show Filial Piety When the Young Feed Their Parents

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Flowers Sprouting from Dried Beans, Getting a Headache from Worrying about Your Neighbor's Digestion

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Flowers Sprouting from Dried Beans, Getting a Headache from Worrying about Your Neighbor's Digestion

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The Fruit of the Tree Is Known from Its Flowers, Fighting Like Dogs and Monkeys

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The Fruit of the Tree Is Known from Its Flowers, Fighting Like Dogs and Monkeys

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Hateful Things Are Feared by the World, A Crow Imitating a Cormorant

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Hateful Things Are Feared by the World, A Crow Imitating a Cormorant

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A Day Late for the Festival: No Curse from the God You Don't Touch

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A Day Late for the Festival: No Curse from the God You Don't Touch

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A Bell Hanging from a Lantern, Three People Together are as Wise as the Bodhisattva Monju

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A Bell Hanging from a Lantern, Three People Together are as Wise as the Bodhisattva Monju

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Playful Elephants from India

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Playful Elephants from India

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