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died in the period of Ansei (1854-59).[1] Before he came to Hokusai, he is supposed to have studied under Kano Yeisen. According to the Hayashi Catalogue (No. 1229) he also signed himself Todoya, Kiosai, Kiyen, &c. He excelled in his surimonos, one of which is illustrated by Fenollosa (Outline, pl. xix.). Of his illustrated books the best known is the

  • Mangwa (1814) 2 vols., 8vo.

Besides this the following are mentioned:—

  • Fujin gwazoshu, Japanese Poetesses, 8vo, black and white. 1806.
  • Sinsen kioka gojunin isshu, Fifty Poets, 8vo, black and white. 1819.
  • Kioka foso meisho zuye, Celebrated Places, 3 vols., 8vo, coloured. 1824.
  • Suiko Den, 108 Heroes, 8vo, coloured. 1828.
  • Hokuri junitoki (Yedo, about 1820), Views of the Yoshiwara, black and white.
  • Shokoku meisho, Celebrated Places.
  • Yoshiwara junitoki, the Twelve Hours of the Yoshiwara.
  • Hokkei zuko, sketches, 2 vols., 8vo, in 3 tones.
  • Poems to the Moon, 8vo, black and white.
  • Haikai hiakkachu, 100 hokku (poems of seventeen syllables), and portraits of poets, 8vo, black and white. 1848.
  • One of his most important prints is the large suspension-bridge in the snow.

Among his pupils were, besides Gakutei, Keiju (Hayashi Catalogue, No. 1252) and Keise (ibid., No. 1253).

(Gaku­)𠅘 (tei) Gakutei, who worked in the first third of the nineteenth century, is supposed to have been originally an author, then to have studied with Shunsho, and later with Hokusai (or according to the Hayashi Catalogue, No. 1249, with Hokkei).[2] He also was celebrated for his surimonos, as e.g. the series of

  1. Anderson Cat., p. 367; Cat. Burty, No. 675 ff.; Goncourt, Hokousaï, p. 339; Fenollosa Cat., No. 389.
  2. Anderson Cat., p. 343; Strange, pp. 32, 74; Goncourt, Hokousaï, p. 341.