Toyohara Kunichika 豊原 国周

1835-1900 Japan/Ukiyo-e

 

Brief Biography-Toyohara Kunichika was born in Kyōbashi, Tokyo in 1835. He lived through the Edo period into the Meiji period as an ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock print artist. He trained in the workshop of Utagawa Kunisada. In 1867, he entered ten works to the World Exhibition in Paris, and he exhibited at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. He was most famous for actor portraits. He later collaborated with Tsukioka Yoshitoshi, the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of prints and painting. He died in 1900 due to ill health and much drinking.

 

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An
Actor

Actor

Spring
Outing

Spring Outing


Catwitch

Catwitch

Scene
in a Villa

Scene in a Villa

Shikan
Nakamura IV

Shikan Nakamura Four as Ishikawa Goemon

Kaika ninjo
kagami

Kaika ninjo kagami

Sukeroku Yukarino Edozakura

Sukeroku Yukarino Edozakura

Kikugoro
Onoe-

Kikugoro Onoe Five as Bentenkozo

Kogiku-in-
Saruwaka-Cho

Kogiku-in-Saruwaka-Cho

Shikan Nakamura
Four as Umejiro

Shikan Nakamura Four as Umejiro Nitta

Kume-no-
Sen nin-

Kume-no-Sen nin and Kiku-Judou

Tanosuke
Sawamura Three

Tanosuke Sawamura Three and Hikosaburo Bando

The Kabuki Actor
Bando Hikusaburo

The Kabuki Actor Bando Hikusaburo Five

Mizuno
Jurozaemon-

Mizuno Jurozaemon-Ichikawa Sadanji One

Yoshikado Visiting
the Old temple

Yoshikado Visiting the Old temple at Soma

Onoe Baiko
Four-

Onoe Baiko Four as the Courtesan Yugiri