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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 was 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