Surnames Suzuki and Yanagawa; an Edo artist who worked briefly in Osaka; Edo address Honjo Yanagawa-chô; pupil, son-in-law, and then adopted son of the Edo master printmaker Katsushika Hokusai; designed illustrated books, prints, and surimono; in Osaka, worked with the supremely gifted block cutter and printer Tani Seikô.
Designed theatrical subjects, but some of his best work in Osaka includes a series of deluxe ôban prints depicting geisha in the Shinmachi Nerimono parade in Osaka and approximately 30 fine surimono on various subjects (at least 18 in collaboration with the Tsuru-ren [Crane Group] of kyôka poets), with blocks cut and printed by Seikô.*
Pupils included Kuninao; Shigeharu; Yokinobu(?); Shigemasa; Shigemitsu
* For more on the remarkable blockcutter and printer Seikô, see TSC in the Bibliography.