The images on Sengoku Jidai represent the works of famous Japanese artists, including masters of the ukiyo-e genre from the Edo period.
Utagawa Toyokuni (1769-1825) was a founder of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing in the Edo period. He created aesthetic works and served as a mentor for many well-known disciples of his style.
Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861) was a leading representative of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing in the late Edo period. He created a vast number of highly aesthetic works that extended the boundaries of ukiyo-e. His works embody a combination of robust fundamentals, rich artistic concepts, innovative design skills, and highly imaginative ideas.
Ochiai Yoshiiku (1833-1904) was born the son of a teahouse proprietor named Asakusa Tamichi. Yoshiiku became a student of Utagawa Kuniyoshi toward the end of the 1840’s. His early works included portraits of actors, beautiful women, and warriors. He became the leading name in the field after Kuniyoshi’s death in 1861. He is also known by the name of Utagawa Yoshiiku after the surname of his mentor.
Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is regarded as the last great master of the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. His career spanned the latter part of the Edo period and early part of the Meiji period. Demonstrating a highly innovative style, his work reflects a deep appreciation and longing to preserve many aspects of traditional Japanese culture via the medium of woodblock printing. Many of his works are notable for the rich colors and exquisite attention to detail.
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Toyohara Kunichika (1835-1900) was a disciple of Utagawa Kunisada in the ukiyo-e genre of woodblock printing and painting. His career spanned the latter part of the Edo period and early part of the Meiji period.
Matsumoto Fūko (1840-1923) was an artist from the latter part of the Meiji period to the early Tenshō period.
Kanō Mitsunobu (1565-1608) was an artist from the Azuchi-Momoyama period.