Ekin (絵金) (1812-1876)
Ekin is an Ukiyo-e artist known for his graphic and disturbing horror images.
絵金(Japanese), Hirose Kinzo
1812: Born in Kochi.
1820: By age 18, Ekin was studying the Kanoha style, and he graduated in three years, rather than the customary ten years.
1829: Moved to Edo.
Ekin was a chief retainer of the Tosa domain.
Charges of forgery got Ekin expelled from his position.
Ekin painted images on folding screens.
- Tosa Scenes of Kabuki
- Dream Spectres: Extreme Ukiyo-e: Sex, Blood, Demons, Monsters, Ghosts, Tattoo (2013). Ekin is included among many artists in this book.
- Ekin Museum pamphlet.