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Artist: Jukōdō Yoshikuni (寿好堂よし国)

Alternate names:
Ashimaro ( - 芦麿)
Ashimaru ( - 芦丸)
Jukōdō ( - 寿好堂)
Ko Yoshikuni ( - 高よし国)
Kōjōdō ( - 岡丈堂)
Takagi (original family name - 喬木)
Toyokawa (family name - 豊川)

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Biography:

He was active from ca. 1803-40.

"Yoshikuni was a follower of Asayama Shikuni. Yoshikuni is representative of the Osaka literati (bunjin, suijin), active in various arts. He is thought to have been actie as a poet both before and after his period of yakusha-e production . He was the leader of a haikai poetry circle (Jukōsha); manyu of its members were also known as print designers (e.g., Umekuni, Toshikuni, Fujikuni, Hikokuni, Kishikuni, Shibakuni, Asakuni). He was furthermore a master of bunraku chanting. Unlike his contemporary Shunkōsai Hokushū, no paintings or book illustrations by Yoshikuni are known."

From The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints.

Roberts' Dictionary of Japanese Artists,,,: Born and worked in Osaka, printmaker and poet. Pupil of Asayama Ashikuni and known for actor prints. Artistic names/signatures (gō) include: Ashimaro, Yoshimaro, Ashimaru, Jukōdō, Kō Yoshikuni, and Kōjōdō.

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Toyokawa Hidekuni (豊川英国) (was student)