Shunkōsai Hokushū

Japanese , 1810 - 1832

Shunkōsai Hokushū, who is also known as Shunkō IV, was a designer of ukiyo-e style Japanese woodblock prints in Osaka. He is known to have been a student of Shōkōsai Hambei, and may have also studied with Hokusai. He used the name Shunkō until 1818, when he changed his name to “Shunkōsai Hokushū”. He was the most important artist in Osaka during the 1810-20s and established the Osaka style of actor prints.


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