ANCHI (Kwaigetsudo), c. 1715
BANKI (c. 1800)
A very rare follower of Utamaro; work very refined.
BUNCHO (Ippitsusai) w. 1764-1796
A follower of Shunsho, but learnt painting from Ishikawa Takamoto; date of birth and death unknown. Also a writer of comic poems.
BUNKYO (Sakuragawa), c. 1790
A very rare artist, whose work is extraordinarily like that of Shuncho, whose pupil he may have been, though perhaps originally in the school of Buncho.
BUNRO (Tamagawa), c. 1800-1810
A very rare imitator of Utamaro, though supposed to have been originally a pupil of Buncho.
CHIHARU (Takashima), 1776-1859
An unknown artist; book illustrator (yoko-ye shape).
CHIKANOBU (Kano), c. 1710
Work very rare.
CHINCHO (Hanekawa), 1679-1754
Pupil of Kiyonobu. By birth a samurai. Work exceedingly rare. Also signed Hanekawa Motonobu.
CHOKI (Yeishosai), w. 1785-1805
Pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen; also signed Shiko and Yeishosai.
ENKIO (Kabukido), w. c. 1780-1790
An unknown artist, follower of Sharaku. Large actor heads extraordinarily like those of Sharaku. Only known to the author by one print.
ENSHI (Angiusai), c. 1780
Follower of Kiyonaga with style of Shuncho; perhaps a pupil of Shunsho. Work very rare.
FUJINOBU (Yamaki), c. 1760
A very rare pupil of Harunobu.
GAKUTEI (Yashima), w. 1800-1840
Pupil of both Hokkei and Hokusai; famous for his surimono. Worked at Osaka; also signed Gogaku and Gakutei Harunobu.
GOKYO (Hosoda), c. 1800
Pupil of Yeishi ; signed Yeishi's pupil, Gokyo; rare.
GOSHICHI (Harukawa), c. 1810-1830
Worked both in Yedo, Kyoto, and Osaka; actor-prints and surimono. Rare.
HANZAN (Suiyeido), c. 1830
An Osaka artist, designer of surimono.
HARUMASU (Kochoyen), w. 1830-1854
As pupil of Kunisada signed Kunimori (later work); also signed Horai.
HARUNOBU (Suzuki), c. 1725-1770
Pupil of Shigenaga. (See pages 39, 40.)
HARUSHIGE (Suzuki), c. 1760
Variously supposed to be :-
1. Son and pupil of Harunobu.
2. Same as Shiba KOKAN (q.v.).
3. Early name of KORIUSAI (q.v.).
HARUTSUGU (Suzuki), c. 1770
Pupil (and perhaps son) of Harunobu. Work very rare.
HIDEMARO (Kitagawa), w. 1804-1817
Pupil of Utamaro; rather rare.
HIROKAGE (Ichiyusai) w. c. 1860
Pupil of Hiroshige.
HIROSADA (Utagawa), 1800-1867
Pupil of Kunisada who worked at Osaka.
HIROSHIGE (Ichiryusai), 1797-1858
Pupil of Toyohiro; noted for landscape. (Vide Chapter VII.)
HIROSHIGE II, w. 1840-1866
Pupil of Hiroshige; also known as Ichiyusai Shigenobu. (Vide Chapter VII.)
HISANOBU (Hyakusai), w. c. 1800-1810
Follower of Utamaro, work rare.
HOKKEI (Totoya), 1780-1850
Pupil of Hokusai, an Osaka artist, famous for his surimono.
HOKUBA (Teisai), 1770-1844
Pupil of Hokusai; designer of surimono and book-illustrations.
HOKUGA (Katsushika), w. c. 1830-1840
Osaka artist, pupil of Hokusai, and designer of surimono; signed also Hotei.
HOKU-I (Hakusanjin), w. c. 1830-1840
Pupil of Hokusai.
HOKU-ITSU (Katsushika), w. c. 1820-1830
Pupil of Hokusai.
HOKUJIU (Shotei), w. c. 1800-1840
Pupil of Hokusai; noted for his landscapes in semi-European style.
HOKUSAI (Katsushika), 1760-1849
At first studied in the school of Shunsho, but became an independent artist, famous for his landscape designs. (Vide Chapter VII.)
HOKUSHIU (Shunkosai), w. c. 1810-1850
Osaka artist, pupil of Hokusai.
HOKUTEI (Katsushika), w. c. 1790-1820
Pupil of Hokusai; also used names Yeisai and Raito, the latter given him by Hokusai when he discarded it.
HOKUYEI (Shumbaisai),w. c. 1810-1840
Osaka artist, pupil of Hokusai; also signed Sek-waro.
IKKU (Jippensha), 1775-1831
An author of plays and romances, but only an occasional artist.
JAKUCHO-O (Ito), w. c. 1865-1870
Noted for his very fine Kwa-cho (bird-flower) prints on a black ground; but very rare.
KANAMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800
A very rare pupil of Utamaro.
KATSUSHIGE (Utagawa), c. 1790
Unknown artist; work very rare.
KAZUMARO (Gakutei), c. 1830
Osaka artist, designer of landscape in yoko-ye shape, probably a pupil of Gakutei; but very rare. May possibly be a signature of Gakutei himself.
KIKUMAR0 (Kitagawa), w. c. 1789-1829
The best of Utamaro's pupils; also signed (after 1800) Tsukimaro.
KIOSAI (Shojo), 1831-1889
At first pupil of Kuniyoshi, afterwards of Kano Tohaku; noted for his pictures of crows, but designed few colour-prints. Signed also Chikamaro (early), and Kawanabe.
KIYOHARU (Torii), c. 1720-1740
Pupil of Kiyomitsu.
KIYOHIRO (Torii), c. 1708-1766
Pupil of Kiyomasu.
KIYOMASA (Torii), w. c. 1790-1900
Pupil and son of Kiyonaga; work very rare.
KIYOMASU (Torri), 1679-1762
Pupil of Kiyonobu.
KIYOMINE (Torii), 1786-1868
Pupil of Kiyonaga; work rare.
KIYOMITSU (Torii), 1735-1785
Son and pupil of Kiyomasu.
KIYONAGA (Torii), 1752-1815.
Pupil of Kiyomitsu; between 1780 and 1788 was the leading artist of Ukiyoye, influencing all his con-temporaries.
KIYONOBU (Torii), 1664-1729.
Founder of the Torii school.
KIYOSHIGE (Torii), w. c. 1720-1760
Third son and pupil of Kiyonobu; very fine actor pillar-prints.
KIYOTADA (Torii), w. c. 1715-1740
Pupil of Kiyonobu; besides the prints usual to the Torii school, produced large prints of perspective views (uki-ye).
KIYOTOMO (Torri), w. 1717-1736
Follower of Kiyonobu; extremely rare.
KIYOTSUNE (Torii), 1735-1785
Pupil of Kiyomitsu; designed both hoso-ye and large-sized prints. Collaborated with Kiyomitsu; influenced by Harunobu.
KORAN (Shiba), 1747-1818
Follower of Harunobu, who also forged many prints signed Harunobu; also perhaps imitated him over the signature Harushige.
KORIUSAI (Isoda), w. c. 1760-1780
Pupil first of Shigenaga and afterwards of Harunobu; notable for his pillar-prints and studies of birds and flowers. Also signed Haruhiro as pupil of Harunobu, but very rare; the signature Harushige may also be an early one of his; also signed Koriu only. Uses sometimes the signature Buko Yagenbori no Inshi Koriusai (Koriusai the retired old man of Yagenbori, i.e. Yedo) on his series New Designs for Spring Grasses. (See Plate 31, page 186.)
KUNICHIKA (Ichiosai), w. c. 1860
Pupil of Kunisada. Actor-prints and figure-studies; drew memorial portrait of his master.
KUNIHARU (Utagawa), c. 1800
Pupil of Toyokuni. Was an actor, Arashi Tokusaburo, who turned artist. Signs Arashi Tokusaburo aratame Kuniharu.
KUNIHIRO (Utagawa), c. 1820
Pupil of Toyokuni.
KUNIHISA (Ichiryusai), w. c. 1860
Pupil of Kunisada, with whom he sometimes collaborated; must not be confused with the other Kunihisa, female pupil of Gosotei Toyokuni; also signed Ipposai and Ichiyunsai.
KUNIHISA (Utagawa), w. c. 1840-1860
Said to be a female pupil of Gosotei Toyokuni; work very rare; signed Kunihisa, pupil of Toyokuni. Actor-prints.
KUNIMARO (Utagawa), w. c. 1840-1860
Pupil of Kunisada; signed also Ichiyensai; also book-illustrator and writer of verse.
KUNIMARU (Utagawa), c. 1787-1817
Pupil of Toyokuni; signed Saikaro Kunimaru, also Ichiyensai.
KUNIMASA (Utagawa), 1772-1810
Pupil of Toyokuni; work very rare and of a high order.
KUNIMITSU (Ichiyosai), w. c. 1805-1820
Pupil of Toyokuni with whom he collaborated; also book-illustrator; work rare.
KUNIMORI (Utagawa), w. 1830-1854
The later name of Horai Harumasu (q.v.), as pupil of Kunisada.
KUNINAGA (Utagawa), d.c. 1820
Pupil of Toyokuni. Work rare.
KUNINAO (Utagawa), w. c. 1810-1840
Pupil of Toyokuni; prolific book-illustrator; prints rare.
KUNINOBU (Suzuki), c. 1770
An exceedingly rare artist; pupil first of Toyonobu and afterwards of Harunobu.
KUNISADA (Utagawa), 1786-1864
Chief pupil of Toyokuni, and leader of the Utagawa school after the latter's death; also used the names Gototei, Kochoro, Ichiyusai, and Ichiyusai. After 1844 he signed Toyokuni, as the second of the name, ignoring the prior claim of Gosotei Toyokuni, adopted son of Toyokuni.
KUNISADA II, 1823-1880
Pupil of Kunisada; when his master assumed the name of Toyokuni, he took that of Kunisada, being previously known as Kunimasa II. Also used the names Baido and Baichoro.
KUNITERU (Utagawa), w. c. 1830-1850
Pupil of Kunisada; previous to 1844 known as Sadashige. Also signed Ichiyusai.
KUNITORA (Utagawa), c. 1804-1830
Pupil of Toyokuni; biography unknown.
KUNIYASU (Utagawa), c. 1800-1830
Pupil of Toyokuni; work rather better than most of his contemporaries, and rather uncommon. Used also names Ipposai and Yasugoro. Designed surimono.
KUNIYOSHI (Utagawa), 1797-1861
With Kunisada the leading pupil of Toyokuni's studio and himself the master of several pupils. Also used names Ichiyusai and Cho-o-ro.
The name of a group of artists who used this name together with their own.
KWANZAN (Okada), w. c. 1825-1846
An Osaka artist, designer of surimono.
MASANOBU (Kitao), 1761-1816
A highly-talented pupil of Shigemasa, better known in his day as a poet under the name of Santo Kioden. His book-illustrations of Yoshiwara Beauties and their Autographs is famous; his single-sheet prints are very fine and very rare; frequently no signature to them.
MASANOBU (Okumura), 1685-1764
A Yedo bookseller, founder of the Okumura sub-school; used the signatures Yamato Gwako, Hogetsudo, Bunkaku, Tanchosai (also in seal form).
MASAYOSHI (Kitao), 1761-1824
Pupil of Shigemasa; also used the names Keisai and Shoshin.
MASUNOBU (Tanaka), w. c. 1750-1770
Very rare artist, who appears to have been a follower of Harunobu in style, judging from the only two hashiraye that have been noted by him. Perhaps a pupil of Toyonobu.
MATORA (Oishi), w. c. 1830
Designer mainly of book-illustrations and Osaka surimono. Rare.
MINEMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800
A rare pupil of Utamaro.
MINKO (Tachibana), w. c. 1751-1771
An extremely rare artist, known for his famous series of six oblong prints entitled Kitsune-no-Yome-iri, The Fox's Wedding, done in collaboration with five other artists, probably his pupils, Chiryu, Banto, Kisen, Ryushi, and Suiyo.
MOROMASA (Furuyama), c. 1715-1740
Pupil of Moronobu; signed also Tsukitsukido.
MORONOBU (Hishikawa), 1625-1694
His lifetime saw the real beginnings of the Ukiyoye school as designers for wood-engraving. Moronobu was the first to make it a real art.
NANAMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800
A very rare pupil of Utamaro.
NAOMASA (Utagawa), c. 1830
An unknown artist, perhaps pupil of Kuninao.
NORISHIGE (Kwaigetsudo), c. 1715
NORITOKI (Kwaigetsudo)
RENSHI, c. 1830-1840
Pupil of Gakutei; designed landscape book-illustrations, yoko-ye shape like Gakutei's Views of Tempozan series.
RYUKOKU (Shunkyosai), c. 1795-1810
A rare follower of Utamaro, but nothing is known of his biography.
SADAHIDE (Utagawa), w. c. 1830-1850
The best of Kunisada's pupils. Also used the names Gountei, Gokuransei, Gokurantei, Gofutei, and Giokuran.
SADAHIRO (Utagawa), w. c. 1840
An Osaka artist, pupil of Kunisada; did a good oblong series of Osaka views.
SADAKAGE (Utagawa), c. 1850
Pupil of Kunisada; worked both in Yedo and Osaka; designed surimono; signed Gokotei.
SADAMASA (Utagawa), c. 1840
Pupil of Kunisada and Sadanobu; an Osaka artist.
SADAMASU (Utagawa), w.1830-1850
One of the best pupils of Kunisada, following Hiroshige in landscape designs. An Osaka artist.
SADANOBU (Tamura), c. 1730
Pupil of Sukenobu; very rare.
SADANOBU (Hasegawa), w. c. 1850-1860.
Pupil of Kunisada and Sadamasa. Osaka artist; designed actor-prints and also copied Hiroshige's landscapes.
SADASHIGE (Utagawa), c. 1850 (d.1874).
Pupil of Kunisada; also used name of Kuniteru (late), signed Toshiro.
SADATORA (Utagawa), w. c. 1820-1845
Pupil of Kunisada; also signed Gofutei.
SANJIN (Suiho), c. 1850
An Osaka artist; actor-prints.
SEKIJO (Toriyama), c. 1790
Pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen, who followed Utamaro. Work rare.
SEKKYO (Sawa), c. 1790
Pupil originally of Tsutsumi Torin, a painter of the Kano school, but became independent. He designed landscapes, bird and animal studies often in one colour of graded black or blue. Work rare.
SENCHO (Teisai), c. 1830-1850
Pupil of Yeisen; designed studies of oirans closely after the style of his master.
SENKA (Toriyama), c. 1790-1800
An unknown artist whose work is good and closely resembles that of Utamaro, much like Ryukoku. Very uncommon.
SHARAKU (Toshiusai), w. c. 1790-1795
An independent artist, formerly an actor in the aristocratic No dance. Notable for his large bust-portraits of actors. Very rare.
SHIGEHARU (Riusai), 1818-1844
Pupil of Yanagawa Shigenobu; an Osaka artist, designed actor-prints.
SHIGEMASA (Kitao), 1739-1819
Pupil of Shigenaga; prints rare, and often unsigned.
SHIGENAGA (Nishimura), 1697-1756
Son and pupil of Nishimura Shigenobu.
SHIGENOBU (Nishimura), w. c. 1720-1740
Biography unknown; work very rare.
SHIGENOBU (Ichiyusai), w. c. 1840-1866
Pupil and son-in-law of Hiroshige, better known as Hiroshige II (q. v.).
SHIGENOBU (Yanagawa), 1784-1832
Pupil and son-in-law of Hokusai; an Osaka artist, noted for his fine surimono. Sometimes signed Yanagawa only.
SHIKIMARO (Kitagawa), w. c. 1790-1810
Pupil of Utamaro. Designed figure-studies; also some good bird-studies.
SHINKO (Toriyama), c. 1800
A follower of Utamaro; work very rare.
SHINSAI (Riuriukio), w. c. 1800-1830
Pupil of Hokusai, whose name of Shinsai he took when the latter dropped it; designed fine surimono.
SHUCHO (Tamagawa), w. c. 1790-1800
A rare artist; biography unknown, but probably a pupil of Ippitsusai Buncho by the script of his signature. Designed figure-studies.
SHUNBENI (or Shunko), c. 1810
A late pupil of Shunyei; must not be confused with Shunko the pupil of Shunsho.
SHUNCHO (Katsukawa), w.1770-1800
One of the chief artists of Ukiyoye; pupil of Shunsho but follower of Kiyonaga in style.
SHUNDO (Katsukawa), w. 1770-1800
Pupil of Shunsho; work rare. Actor-prints.
SHUNJO (Katsukawa), w. c. 1780-1790
Pupil of Shunsho. Actor-prints.
SHUNKIYO (Katsukawa), c. 1810
A pupil of the Katsukawa school, probably of Shunyei, but designed figure-studies of Yoshiwara beauties à la Utamaro instead of actors, closely after the style of Yeizan. Rare.
SHUNKO (Katsukawa), w. c. 1770-1790
A leading pupil of Shunsho; also used a small jar-shaped seal (hence his nickname of Little Jar - ko-tsubo) in lieu of signature. Hoso-ye actor-prints.
SHUNKO (or Shunbeni), c. 1810
Pupil of Shunyei; writes the ko of his signature different to the above. (Vide SHUNBENI.)
SHUNKYOKU (Katsukawa), c. 1770
An extremely rare artist, probably pupil of Shunsho; the only recorded print by him being a figure-study hashira-ye. (Happer.)
SHUNMAN (Kubo), 1757-1820
Pupil of Shigemasa; followed Kiyonaga in style. Full-size prints very rare; designed many surimono. Writer of verse.
SHUNSEI (Katsukawa), c. 1790
A very rare pupil of Shunsho.
SHUNSEN (Kashosai), w. c. 1790-1823
Pupil at first of Torin, then of Shunyei; also signed Kashosai, and (after 1820) Shunko, but different script to either the foregoing of this name. Figure-studies and landscape. Book-illustrations more numerous than single prints.
SHUNSEN (Katsukawa), w. c. 1790
A very rare pupil of Shunsho, not to be confused with the foregoing; he designed hoso-ye actor-prints like his master and wrote the sen of his name different to the above Shunsen, and in the form Yeisen wrote it.
SHUNSHO (Katsukawa), 1729-1792
Pupil of Shunsui, a painter, and founder of the Katsukawa school. One of the leading artists of Ukiyoye, particularly in actor-portraiture.
SHUNTEI (Katsukawa), 1770-1820
Pupil of SHUNYEI; noted for his battle-scenes and prints of actors and wrestlers. Also book-illustrations.
SHUNTO (Katsukawa), w. c. 1790
Pupil of Shunyei; work uncommon.
SHUNWAKU (Katsukawa), c. 1780-1790
A pupil of the Katsukawa school, probably of Shunyei; work rare.
SHUNYEI (Katsukawa), 1768-1819
The chief pupil of Shunsho, and himself master of a large school of pupils; noted for his prints of actors and wrestlers. A leading artist in his day. Designed many book-illustrations.
SHUNZAN (Katsukawa), w. c. 1780-1800
Pupil of Shunsho and of Shunyei, but worked under the influence of Kiyonaga.
SOGAKU (Rekisentei), c. 1810
A very rare pupil of Rekisentei Yeiri.
SORAKU (? Toriyama), c. 1800
A very rare artist, biography unknown; figure-studies à la Utamaro and Yeishi; may possibly have been a pupil of the latter.
SORI (Tawaraya), w. 1798-1840
Pupil of Hokusai, who adopted the name of Sori on his master's discarding it in 1798; designed surimono. Rare.
SORIN (Rekisentei), c. 1800
Very rare; presumably pupil of Rekisentei Yeiri.
SUGAKUDO, w. 1850-1860
An independent artist, noted for his prints of birds and flowers.
SUKEI (Tsutsumi), c. 1800
Pupil of Torin, a painter of the Chinese school.
SUKENOBU (Nishikawa), 1674-1754
Single prints very rare; practically all his work being in the form of book-illustrations dealing with the occupations of women.
TAITO (Katsushika), w. c. 1800-1840
Pupil of Hokusai; received the name Taito from him in 1810. Worked both in Yedo and Osaka; forged Hokusai's signature frequently.
TAKIMARO (Kitagawa), c. 1800
Pupil of Utamaro whom he assisted in his Book of the Green Houses. Work rare.
TERUNOBU (Katsumura), (18th cent.).
One of the Primitives, biography unknown.
TERUSHIGE (Katsukawa), (18th cent.)
Perhaps pupil of Kiyonobu; biography unknown. Very rare.
TORIN (Tsutsumi), w. c. 1780-1820
Painter of the Kano school; founded a small school which produced mainly book-illustrations.
TOSHIMASA (Chokotei), c. 1800.
A very rare artist; biography unknown.
TOSHINOBU (Okumura), w. 1750
Pupil and son of Masanobu.
TOYOHARU (Utagawa), 1733-1814
Pupil of Shigenaga and probably also of Toyonobu; founder of the Utagawa school. Noted for his prints in perspective after the canons of European drawing.
TOYOHIDE (Kitagawa), c. 1830
An Osaka artist, pupil of Gosotei Toyokuni.
TOYOHIDE (Utagawa), w. c. 1790-1820
Pupil of Toyoharu, work rare.
TOYOHIRO (Utagawa), 1763-1828
Pupil of Toyoharu; distinguished as the teacher of Hiroshige.
TOYOHISA (Utagawa), w. c. 1790-1820
Pupil of Toyoharu; designed figure-studies; work rare.
TOYOKUNI (Utagawa), 1769-1825
Pupil of Toyoharu, and the most prominent artist of the Utagawa school; his output of prints (actors and figure-studies) was enormous, and varies very much in quality. He had a large number of pupils.
TOYOKUNI (Gosotei), 1777-1835
Pupil and adopted son of Toyokuni to whose name he succeeded in 1826 after the death of the latter, being the real Toyokuni II, a claim ignored by Kunisada who called himself the second Toyokuni. Also used the name Ichiryusai.
TOYOMARU (Utagawa), w. c. 1785-1815
Pupil of Toyoharu and also of Shunsho, under the name of Kusamura Shunro; also signed Kusamura Toyomaru. Actor-prints; work rare.
TOYOMASA (Ishikawa), w. c. 1770-1790
Pupil - and perhaps son - of Ishikawa TOYONOBU; noted for his representation of children.
TOYONAGA (Amano), (mid-18th cent.)
An unknown and extremely rare artist; probably pupil of Toyonobu.
TOYONOBU (Ishikawa), 1711-1785
Pupil of Shigenaga; noted for his very fine pillar-prints, and drawings of the nude, thus making an exception to the general practice of Japanese art. Also signed Ichikawa Shuha, either alone or in conjunction with Toyonobu. Other names used: Meijodo, Tanshindo, and Tanjodo.
TOYONOBU (Utagawa)
Said to be a pupil of the above. He died very young and his prints are exceedingly rare.
TOYOSHIGE (Utagawa), 1777-1835
The name of Gosotei TOYOKUNI (q.v.) previous to 1826.
TSUKIMARO (Kitagawa)
UMPO (Tsutsumi), c. 1800
Pupil of Torin.
UTAMARO (Kitagawa), 1753-1806
Son and pupil of Toriyama Sekiyen; one of the leading artists of Ukiyoye, and in his day the foremost painter of women. Had several pupils and innumerable imitators and forgers of his name; amongst the latter were Toyokuni and more particularly Yeizan.
UTAMARO II, w. 1804-1817
Pupil of Utamaro who married his widow and assumed his name and style.
YEI-ICHI (Teisai), c. 1840
Pupil of Yeisen. Very rare.
YEIJU (Chotensai), c. 1800
Pupil of Yeishi. Work extremely rare.
YEIRI (Hosoda), w. 1790-1800
Pupil of Yeishi; work very rare. Signed often Yeiri, pupil of Yeishi.
YEIRI (Rekisentei), w. 1790-1800
Pupil of Hasegawa Mitsunobu, but influenced by Yeishi, whose style he followed; wrote the Yei of his name in different character to that used by Yeishi and his pupils. Signed also in full Rekisentei Yeiri.
YEISEN (Keisai), 1789-1851
Pupil of Kano Hakukeisai, mostly designer of figure-studies of women, but also did some fine landscapes. Notable also for his blue prints.
YEISHI (Hosoda), w. 1780-1800
An artist of samurai rank, notable for his very refined work; one of the best figure-study artists of Ukiyoye. Founder of the Hosoda school. Also used the name Chobunsai.
YEISHIN (Choyensai), c. 1800-1810
Pupil of Yeishi; work very rare.
YEISHO (Hosoda), w. c. 1790-1800
The chief pupil of Yeishi; work rare. Also signed Chokosai.
YEISUI (Ichirakusei), w. c. 1790-1800
Pupil of Yeishi; work very rare.
YEIZAN (Kikugawa), w. 1800-1829
Pupil of Kikugawa Yeiji; imitator and rival of Utamaro, whose prints he sometimes forged.
YEKIGI (Tsutsumi), c. 1800
Pupil of Torin.
YENKIO (Kabukido)
YENSHI (Angiusai)
YOSHI-IKU (Ichiyeisai), 1824-1895
Pupil of Kuniyoshi.
YOSHIKAZA (Ichijiusai), w. c. 1830-1865
Pupil of Kuniyoshi; also signed Ichikawa.
YOSHIKUNI (Utagawa), w. c. 1830-1860
Pupil of Kuniyoshi; also signed Jukodo and Toyokawa.
YOSHINOBU (Komai), w. c. 1765-1770
Very rare pupil of Harunobu; also signed Yamamoto. By some supposed to be an early signature of Koriusai.
YOSHITORA (Utagawa), w. 1840-1870
One of the most capable of Kuniyoshi's pupils; also signed Ichimosai and Kinchoro.
YUMIAKI (Toriyama), c. 1800
An unknown artist, whose only known work consists of three hashira-ye. Apparently a follower of Utamaro.