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Yoshikuni II (Nomura Yoshichi)      
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Yoshikuni II signature
Kyô Yoshikuni (see signature at left); Ichiyôtei Yoshikuni; Shôô Yoshikuni
1855-1903; active circa 1880s-early 1900s


Surname: Nomura; Familiar name: Yoshichi; Depending on the source consulted, Yoshikuni II was born in either Osaka or Kyoto; cited as a pupil of Nakajima Yoshiume (1819-79); alternatively, as a pupil of Ichiyôtei Yoshinobu (himself a pupil of Utagawa Kuniyoshi, 1797-1861) and possibly also of his uncle Utagawa Yoshikuni; Kyoto address recorded as Teramachidôri Nishikikôji agaru; designed sensô-e (war prints), theatrical billboards, and stage backdrops, but is best known for his Kyoto-Osaka landscapes and cityscapes, particularly the series Keihan meisho zue (Picture views of famous places in Kyoto and Osaka; 1885).

The signature Kyô Yoshikuni means "Yoshikuni from Kyoto."

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