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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