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Utagawa Toyohiro

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A young member of a Ryukyuan embassy to Edo, depicted in a hand-colored print by Toyohiro, one of a set of eleven in the collection of the Okinawa Prefectural Archives
  • Born: 1773
  • Died: 1828
  • Other Names: Okajima
  • Japanese: 歌川 豊広 (Utagawa Toyohiro)

Utagawa Toyohiro was an ukiyo-e artist of the Utagawa school. He was known for his yakusha-e (images of kabuki actors) and musha-e (pictures of warriors), among other genres.

He was also known as Okajima.[1]

His students included his son Utagawa Toyokiyo, who died young, as well as Utagawa Hiroshige and Utagawa Hiromasa.

References

  1. Chris Uhlenbeck, Hiroshige: Shaping the Image of Japan. Hotei Publishing, 2008. p8.
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