Kitagawa Tsukimaro (喜多川 月麿, fl. c. 1794–1836) was a Japanese ukiyo-e artist. He was one of the most successful students of Kitagawa Utamaro (c. 1753 – 1806), from whom he took the -maro. His early works bear the name "Kikumaro", first written 菊麿 (kiku meaning "chrysanthemum") until 1802, then 喜久麿 (kiku meaning "joy eternal") until he changed it in 1804 to "Tsukimaro" (tsuki meaning "moon").
Little is known of Tsukimaro's life. 潤) and he had other nicknames (子達 or 士達). He worked as a watchman in Kodenmachō Sanchōme in Edo (modern Tokyo), and at some point apprenticed under Utamaro. He specialized in bijin-ga portrait prints of female beauties. In 1804 he was one of the artists along with Utamaro who were arrested and manacled for making illegal prints of the 16th-century military leaderToyotomi Hideyoshi. Around 1820 he changed his name to Kansetsu (観雪) and turned to scroll paintings in the Maruyama–Maruyama–Shijō style. His last dated work is an illustration for a kyōka poetry anthology of 1836. He also used the art names Sumitei (墨亭) and Shūsai (逎斎).His personal name was Jun (
Kitagawa Utamaro was a Japanese artist. He is one of the most highly regarded designers of ukiyo-e woodblock prints and paintings, and is best known for his bijin ōkubi-e "large-headed pictures of beautiful women" of the 1790s. He also produced nature studies, particularly illustrated books of insects.
Tsutaya Jūzaburō was the founder and head of the Tsutaya publishing house in Edo, Japan, and produced illustrated books and ukiyo-e woodblock prints of many of the period's most famous artists. Tsutaya's is the best-remembered name of all ukiyo-e publishers. He is also known as Tsuta-Jū and Jūzaburō I.
Utamaro and His Five Women or Five Women Around Utamaro is a 1946 Japanese film directed by Kenji Mizoguchi. It is based on the novel of the same title by Kanji Kunieda, itself a fictionalized account of the life of printmaker Kitagawa Utamaro. It was Mizoguchi's first film made under the American occupation.
Eishōsai Chōki, also known as Momokawa Chōki, was a designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints who was active from about 1786 to 1808. He, along with Utamaro, was a pupil of Toriyama Sekien (1712–1788). Chōki is best known for his pictures of beautiful slender women (bijin-ga), often with atmospheric backgrounds.
Kikukawa Eizan was a designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints. He first studied with his father, Eiji, a minor painter of the Kanō school, and subsequently with Suzuki Nanrei (1775–1844), of the Shijō school. He is believed to have also studied with ukiyo-e artist Totoya Hokkei (1790–1850). He produced numerous woodblock prints of beautiful women (bijin-ga) in the 1830s, but then abandoned printmaking in favor of painting.
Three Beauties of the Present Day is a nishiki-e colour woodblock print from c. 1792–93 by Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. The triangular composition depicts the profiles of three celebrity beauties of the time: geisha Tomimoto Toyohina, and teahouse waitresses Naniwaya Kita and Takashima Hisa. The print is also known under the titles Three Beauties of the Kansei Era and Three Famous Beauties.
Fujin Sōgaku Jittai and Fujo Ninsō Juppin are the titles of what may have been two series of ukiyo-e prints designed by the Japanese artist Utamaro and published c. 1792–93. Only five prints from one series and four from the other survive, and one print appears in both series, so that eight distinct prints are known. The two series may have been made up of the same prints, or they may have been the same series with a title change partway through publication.
On Top and Beneath Ryōgoku Bridge is a picture made up of six prints designed by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Utamaro and published in c. 1795–96. The scene depicts numerous people—mainly elegantly-dressed women of various social classes—on outings at Ryōgoku Bridge over the Sumida River in Edo. At about 75 by 60 centimetres, the assembled set is the earliest known ukiyo-e picture of such an extravagant size.
Sugatami Shichinin Keshō is the title of what was likely a seven-print series by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. Only one print from the presumed series is known, and is believed to be of the tea-house girl Naniwa O-Kita.
The Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro made a number of prints depicting ama divers—women whose work is to dive for shellfish or pearls—catching haliotis abalone sea snails.
Utamakura is the title of a 12-print illustrated book of sexually explicit shunga pictures, published in 1788. The print designs are attributed to the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro, and the book's publication to Tsutaya Jūzaburō.
Shinagawa no Tsuki, Yoshiwara no HanaYoshiwara no Hana, and Fukagawa no Yuki are three hanging-scroll paintings corresponding to the themes of "moon", "flowers", and "snow", respectively. These were produced in the late 18th century by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro for the prominent merchant Zenno Ihē.
Hari-shigoto is a colour triptych print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. It depicts women working with cloth at home with children playing around them. Critics hold the prints in high regard, in particular the skill required to reproduce the translucent effect of the cloth with woodblock prints.
Kasen Koi no Bu is a series of five ukiyo-e prints designed by the Japanese artist Utamaro and published c. 1793–94.
Musashino is a triptych print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. It is a mitate-e parody picture that alludes to the story in the 12th section of The Tales of Ise.
Kasumi-ori Musume Hinagata is a print series by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. The theme is of beautiful women seen through different woven materials. Three prints from the series are known; whether there were more is unknown.
Kushi is a title given to a print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. It depicts a woman looking through a clear glass comb.
Tsuitate no Danjo is a title given to a multicolour print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. It depicts a young man and woman by a tsuitate partitioning screen. The print delivers the feeling of several layers of translucency as the woman peers through the folded cloth of the man's haori and the man is seen through a silk gauze–covered portion of the tsuitate.
Hokkoku Goshiki-zumi is a series of five ukiyo-e prints designed by the Japanese artist Utamaro and published in c. 1794–95.
Fujin Tomari-kyaku no Zu Sanmai-tsuzuki is a triptych print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Utamaro. It depicts a group of women within a mosquito net preparing for an overnight visit.