Utagawa (歌川) family name, Kuniyoshi (国芳) first name, (1798-1861)
Utagawa Kuniyoshi was a popular Ukiyo-e illustrator known for his pictures of warriors. His oeuvre includes erotic prints and bondage images.
歌川国芳 (Japanese), 一勇斎国芳
1798: Born on January 1 in Edo.
1812: Becomes a student of Utagawa Toyokuni.
1827: The Water Margin and Warrior Pictures become popular.
Student of Utagawa Toyokuni.
Teacher of Yoshitoshi Tsukioka and Ochiai Yoshiiku.
- Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan (1835) Erotic illustrated story book with bondage.
- Yamanaya Urasato Series (1851)
- Miraculous Paintings by Ukiyo Matabei (1853)
- Famous Mirror of Loyal Retainers (1857)
- Giyu Hakkenden (series)
- Seiu Ito. On Shunga. Bessetsu Hoseki. Oct 1959. p18.