- Born: 1753
- Died: 1806
- Period: Edo Period
- Occupation: Artist
Kitagawa Utamaro (喜多川 歌麿) (1753-1806) was an apprentice of Toriyama Sekien, known to have studied with him from childhood later becoming a well renown artist. He also took on apprentices’ of his own whilst working under Sekien, including a man by the name of Maki Bokusen who penned the first tale surrounding Tokugawa Ieyasu and the Yōkai known as the Nuppeppō.1
1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.
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