Born in Edo, Yoshitoshi Tsukioka (1839–1892) is widely considered to be the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. He is also regarded as one of the form’s greatest innovators, and his imaginative prints captured the public’s imagination and set him apart from any other artist of the time. His works encompass a wide array of themes such as military and historical subjects, traditional stories of ghosts and spirits, kabuki actors and scenes, and the renowned later series ‘One Hundred Aspects of the Moon’. This collection presents a fascinating look at a career spanning the final years of the Edo period and the birth of modern Japan after the Meiji Restoration.
176 p, ills colour & bw, 18 x 25 cm, pb, Japanese