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Fuwa Banzaemon in a Tanzen Costume

Fuwa Banzaemon in a Tanzen Costume


Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892) is considered the last master of traditional Japanese woodblock printing, known as ukiyo-e. His career spanned two eras—the last years of the old feudal Japan, and the first years of the new modern Japan. As seen in this collection, his work was dynamic and distinctive, filled with experimentation in style and genre. No other artist had produced so many different subjects in a single series before he did. They ranged widely from warrior and supernatural imagery to scenes from Chinese and Japanese history, mythology, and folktales, both witty and serious. Examples of the latter are seen in our collection.  Another aspect of his work, also seen here, is the striking variety and intricacy of textile patterns in many colors.



  • Series title: Woodblock Prints by Yoshitoshi
  • Series size: 12 artworks
  • Edition: Limited edition of 1000
  • Proof of Ownership: Certification on the Ethereum blockchain under the ERC1155 protocol. Each artwork is delivered privately and directly to collectors as non-fungible tokens (NFTs) that guarantee proof of ownership.
  • Format: Pieces consist of PNG files sized 2