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Nishimuraya Yohachi

西村屋与八 (Nishimura-ya Yohachi)


Nishimuraya Yohachi (西村屋与八, c.1751-1860) is among the most important publishers in the history of prints and may be the publisher with the biggest output over time. Starting in 1751, the earliest designs he put on the market are actor portraits by Kiyomitsu, followed by the works of Harunobu, Buncho, Shunsho, Koryusai, and Kiyonaga. In short, since his beginning, all important and popular artists worked for him. See Andreas Marks. "Japanese Woodblock Prints, Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900". Tuttle Publishing, Tokyo (2010). p 194.

Japanese Woodblock Print. Reproduction of TOTOYA HOKKEI "Musashino"



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