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(?)