In 1831 he was asked to be a minor retainer on an official journey of the Shogun of the Kyoto Court along the Tokaido trail and in the following year produced the first of 13 separate editions of the 53 Stations of the Tokaido Trail.KUNICHIKA, TOYOHARA was born in 1835 in Kyobashi, Tokyo.After the master (Toyokuni) died Kunisada was permitted to use the name Toyokuni the third. KUNIYOSHI, UTAGAWA was born in 1797 and died in 1861.It is thought that he trained with Katsukawa Shuntei before he joined the great Utagawa school at 14 years of age.
YOSHITOSHI, TAISO lived from 1839 until 1892 and is considered to be one of the greatest artists of the Meiji era.
He was an ardent supporter of the Sosaka Hanga and Shin Hanga Movements and is one of the Most Highly Respected Woodblock Artists of the 20th Century. MORE SHIN HANGA ARTISTS: OHNO BAKUFU, KYOZO ENDO, TOMOICHI FUJISAWA, NISHIJYAMA HIDEO, KIYOSHI IKEZUMI, KAGIYA, KENJI KAWAI, KOICHI OKADA, KOICHI OKUMURA, SHUNGO SEKIGUCHI, OHARA SHOSON, TAKAGI TOMONOSUKE. He studied at the Musashino College of Fine Arts and began creating woodblock prints in 1963.
He is one of the few contemporary artists to be contracted by a major woodblock publisher while retaining his independence and creating woodblocks himself.
A list of artists in our range is as follows: CHIKASHIGE, MORIKAWA was a pupil of Kunichika and very little is known about his life or background.
Some researchers claim that he lived from 1835 until 1900 but I have never seen any factual evidence of this.You will not find better value woodblock prints than those by Kotozuka as he has not yet been recognised by many collectors.