Sketches by Yoshitoshi (1882)

Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) is widely recognized as the last great master of Ukiyo-e, a type of Japanese woodblock printing (literally meaning “pictures of the floating world”). He is additionally regarded as one of the form’s greatest innovators. His career spanned two eras – the last years of Edo period Japan, and the first years of modern Japan following the Meiji Restoration. This series of coloured woodblock prints were produced in 1882. (Wikipedia)

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Fukurokuju Writing with His Head


Kintarō Riding the Carp


Children Blowing Up Hotei’s Belly and Painting It Like Candy


Shōki Creeping Up on a Sleeping Demon


Okame Laughing at the Shadow of a Mushroom


Urashima Tarō Returning on the Turtle


Raikō Enters the Treasure Mountain


Shiei Riding a Carp over the Sea


Tengu Messengers Colliding in Midair


Fuwa Banzaemon in a Tanzen Costume


The Greedy Old Woman Leaving the Three Sparrows


Pulling Pine Shoots on the Day of the Rat


Yorimasa Awaiting the Nue


Narihira and Nijō no Tsubone at the Fuji River







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