Kano master and then turned to the Shijo school. His principal work is the Zenken Kojitsu, the illustrated biography of the great men of the past, a work of 20 vols., 8vo, with prints in black and white, which appeared in 1836; to this, three supplementary volumes were added. Some have been disposed to rank him even above Hokusai, whose vigour, however, in spite of all his good taste, he was not able to reach. Reproductions in Anderson, Japanese Wood-Engraving, fig. 29; Brinckmann, page 212 f. He died in 1878, at the age of ninety-one.
Of his single sheets the following may be cited:—
- A temple in Yedo; large.
- Laden cows led in the rain; large.
- Snow landscape with pines; large.
- A carp leaping up a waterfall; very large (according to Fenollosa, No. 410, about 1840).
- A cat watching goldfish.
- A series of waterfalls.
- 12 sheets, the history of the Ronin, obl. fol., his best work.
Anderson cites from him, among other works, the following:—
- Jingi Andon, sketches, in collaboration with other artists, 5 vols. 8vo, about 1825.
- Anderson Cat., p. 365; Strange, pp. 76, 113; Madsen, p. 137; Fenollosa Cat., Nos. 405-411; Cat. Burty, No. 699; Bing Cat., No. 668 ff.