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Utagawa Yoshitora

歌川芳虎 (Utagawa Yoshitora)

Utagawa Yoshitora (歌川芳虎) (aka Ichimosai Yoshitora (一猛斎芳虎), Kinchoro Yoshitora (錦朝楼芳虎), Mosai Yoshitora (孟斎芳虎))was a designer of ukiyo-e Japanese woodblock prints and an illustrator of books and newspapers who was active from about 1850 to about 1880. He was born in Edo (modern Tokyo), but neither his date of birth nor date of death is known. He was an important pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi who excelled in prints of warriors, kabuki actors, beautiful women, and foreigners (Yokohama-e). He may not have seen any of the foreign scenes he depicted. See "Utagawa Yoshitora". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-07-25.

Antique Japanese Woodblock Ukiyo-e Print: Utagawa Yoshitora (c.1852) "47 Ronin"

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