Kitagawa Utamaro

  • Born: 1753
  • Died: 1806
  • Period: Edo Period
  • Occupation: Artist

Kitagawa Utamaro

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

Footnotes

1. Yoda, H. and Alt, M. (2016) “Japandemonium: Illustrated: The Yokai Encyclopaedia of Toriyama Sekien.”. New York: Dover Publications, Inc.

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Kitagawa Utamaro