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Biography
Kunikazu     
Kunikazu signature
Japanese Characters:
Kunikazu kanji
   
Names:
Isshusai [or Ichijusai] Kunikazu (一珠齋國員); Utagawa Kunikazu
   
Dates:
active circa 1849-1867
   
Seals:
Kunikazu; toshidama circle seal

Comments:

Surnames Utagawa and Sasaki; possibly studied with Utagawa Kunisada in Edo(?); should not be confused with another contemporaneous artist also signing Kunikazu (國計), but with a different second character, who was possibly a pupil of Toyokuni III and active circa 1856-1858.

Osaka print designer who designed some of the better okubi-e portraits leading into the final period of kamigata-e.

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