The monsters of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, one of the last masters of woodblock printing

Utagawa Kuniyoshi was one of the last great Japanese masters of woodblock printing. Born in 1797 and died in 1861, he is famous for creating among other the Suikoden, or the One hundred and eight heroes. Among his prints of landscapes, everyday scenes or even courtesans and geishas, Utagawa Kuniyoshi also produced numerous engravings dedicated to the monsters and ghosts from the Japanese folklore, and the heroes who fought them.

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