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Biography
Ashikuni     
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Japanese Characters:
   
Names:
Ashikuni; Kyôgadô; Seiyôsai; Ransai; Ran'eisai; Rôshûsai; Rôshû
   
Dates:
Active circa 1801-1820
   
Seals:
Naniwa; Ashikuni
Comments:

Surname Asayama; personal name Nunoya Chûzaburô; pupil of the painter Suga Ranrinsai.

Designed primarily in book format (40 or more); might have been a bookseller (identified as such on the title page of Saten suminoe zôshi, a book he illustrated in 1810); only a handful of single-sheet print designs are known, all late in his career.

Pupils included Ashifune; Ashiharu; Ashihiro; Ashikiyo; Ashimaro; Ashimaru [Yoshikuni]; Ashinuki; Ashisatô; Ashitaka; Ashitomo; Ashiyuki; Toshikuni; Hamamatsu Utakuni(?)

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