Jim Breen's Ukiyo-E Gallery - Kunichika

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka

Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839-1892)

The son of a merchant, Yoshitoshi studied under Kuniyoshi. He began producing works in 1853; just in time for the upheavals in JApanese society that led to the Meiji "Restoration", and the rapid introduction of Westernization. His work is brilliant and flamboyant, and shows signs of his mental instability. Probably his most famous works are from the "100 Aspects of the Moon".

This work is labelled "Young samurai warrior strong like a God", and is dated January 1887.