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Sadahiro II      
Sadahiro 2nd signature
Japanese Characters:
Hirokane (early name); Sadahiro (see signature at left); Shôkôtei Sadahiro
1838-1918; active circa 1853-1918

Surname Mitani; personal name Matasaburô.

Pupil of Hirosada; trained in Maruyama-style painting, but turned toward printmaking and took the name of Sadahiro upon the death of Hirosada; also an illustrator for Asahi Shimbun (a publishing firm founded in Osaka in 1879).

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