Japanese wood-engravings of our own times. His most celebrated work is the fifty-four folio sheets illustrating the novel Genji Monogatari, which in the year 1857 was followed by a smaller series on the same subject. He also, together with his younger classmate Kuniyoshi, illustrated the Tokaido and other works. He died in 1865, at the age of seventy-eight years. Fenollosa (Outline, pl. xviii.) reproduces a triptych by him. Of his works the following are mentioned:—
- Triptych: a young girl on the seashore (about 1806, according to Fenollosa, No. 394).
- Pentaptych: the great Sumida bridge.
- The actor Icchosai in his chief comic parts, 48 sheets, fol.
- Actor prints, above each an orchestra of five musicians, fol.
- Actors in half length, 8vo.
- The courtesans, 118 sheets, fol.
- Genji Monogatari, at the top of every sheet a fan with various designs, 54 sheets, fol. 1828.
- Azuma Genji, 54 pictures of women, with variants on Genji Monogatari, 8vo.
- Miyomato Mansashi, ghost pictures and others, 124 sheets, fol.
- Joso sanju rokukisen, occupations of women, fol.
- Hana no sugatami, more than 60 theatrical scenes, 12mo, with the names of the different provinces where the scenes take place.
- Anderson's Catalogue cites several works of the years 1827-32. Strange reproduces, at page 50, three of his sheets; Gonse, i. page 98, a surimono.
- Anderson Cat., p. 419; idem., Japanese Wood-Engraving, p. 58; Strange, p. 102; Madsen, p. 137; Brinckmann, p. 211; Cat. Burty, No. 135.