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Utagawa Yoshimune II (1863-1941)

Prints in Collection

Fishing with Cormorants on the River Nagara, c. 1920s
IHL Cat. #156

Biographical Data


Utagawa Yoshimune II 歌川 芳宗  二世 (ウタガワ ヨシムネ) (1863-1941)

Source: Guide to Modern Japanese Woodblock Prints: 1900-1975, Helen Merritt and Nanako Yamada, University of Hawaii Press, 1992, p. 165

Given name Shūjirō.  Youngest son of Utagawa Yoshimune I (1817-1880).  Studied with Yoshitoshi; at age 13 known as Toshiyuki.  Adopted by the Arai family.  Succeeded his father in 1882 to become Yoshimune II and used his father’s Isshōsai 一松斎.  Worked as illustrator and print designer. Also known as Arai Toshiyuki 年雪.