Yoshitoshi's 'Modern Celebrities of the East' (1860)

Yoshitoshi's 'Imayō hiiki azuma-e' (7/1860)


This page catalogs all known prints in the Yoshitoshi series 'Imayō hiiki azuma-e (今様 贔屓 東繪, although sometimes 絵 is substituted for the archaic 繪; Modern Celebrities of the East)'. This is a rarely seen early kabuki series, and the total number of prints created is unknown. We catalog the two known prints below. Please help us discover additional prints!

Technical details

Previous cataloguings

Listed in Keyes' thesis:
	Roger. S. Keyes, "Courage and Silence: A Study of the Life and
		Color Woodblock Prints of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 1839-1892",
		Cinncinnati, 1982
where it appears as series #35;
	Eric van den Ing, Robert Schaap, "Beauty and Violence: Japanese 
		Prints by Yoshitoshi 1839-1892 ", 
		Havilland, Eindhoven, 1992
where it appears as series #5, page 97.

We use the Keyes numbers to order the prints below, and will add them as we discover more.

The Prints

To see a larger image of any print, please click on the thumbnail; these images are sized to produce reasonable detail (if we have an original that big), and are fairly compressed.

If we have a higher-quality image, that image can be viewed by clicking on the "Large Image" link, which gives the size of the image (for the benefit of those on slow links). Sometimes there is more than one, if our best-quality image has issues (e.g. trimmed margins).

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Fuijwara no Tokihira (871-909)  

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