An educational website devoted to the ukiyo-e artist,

 Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798-1861)


This site is a catalogue raisonné of the signed artwork of Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳).  It contains over 7,000 images, counting multi-sheet compositions as single images.  An undertaking such as this can never be considered complete, and contributions of images and information to are always welcome.


Please follow these links to view Kuniyoshi’s art with descriptions:

Individual prints of warriors and historical figures Images added 3/16/23

Warrior triptychs and diptychs

Acrobats, top spinners, magicians, and puppeteers 

Actor prints Series added 3/5/23

Animal and plant prints

Children Images added 3/25/23

Chûshingura prints (Forty-seven rônin) Series added 3/5/23

Comic and miscellaneous prints Image added 3/5/23

Fan prints Image added 3/10/23


Ken (game played with the hands)   

Komochi-e (trick pictures)  


Paintings Images added 3/17/23

Paragons of filial piety

Pictures of Kuniyoshi Image added 3/18/23 (at end)

Polyptychs of four or more sheets

Prince Genji

Religious prints

Shini-e (memorial prints)  

Shunga (erotic art)

Sugoroku (a board game)

Sumô wrestler prints


Women Image added 3/10/23


Additional features and links:

Alphabetical list of Kuniyoshi’s print series

Alphabetical list of Kuniyoshi’s warrior triptychs and diptychs

Warrior-Prints of Utagawa Kuniyoshi in Czechoslovak Collections by Libuše Boháčková

Kuniyoshi in ArtCyclopedia

Bibliography on Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Biography of Utagawa Kuniyoshi

Characters portrayed in Kuniyoshi’s warrior prints

Glossary of ukiyo-e terms

Guide to the ukiyo-e sites on the internet (Hans Olof Johansson’s website)

Kabuki actors’ names in English and Japanese

Kuniyoshi’s signatures

Kuniyoshi’s warrior triptychs and diptychs arranged by publishers

Links to other sites on the internet with series of Kuniyoshi’s prints

Supplement to Kuniyoshi: The Warrior Prints

Viewing Japanese Prints (John Fiorillo’s website)

Seals of Japanese print publishers

Tips for the new collector of Japanese prints



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