Artist: Teisai Senchō (貞斎泉晁)

Alternate names:
Seichōtei (go - 青蔦亭)
Sogetsuen (go - 素明園)
Kikugawa Kichizō (family name - 菊川吉蔵)

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Senchō was a pupil of Ikeda Eisen. Little is known about his life. His print works are depictions of bijin (beautiful women) in the style of Eisen. He was active from ca. 1830 to 1850.


Edward Fairbrother Strange wrote in his Japanese Illustration: A History of the Arts of Wood-cutting and Colour Printing in Japan of 1897 on page 79: "A pupil of Yeisen's may be shortly alluded to, as his prints are of sufficient merit and rarity to excite interest, viz., Teisai Senchō (Sogetsuyen). His private name was Yoshizō, and he is said to have achieved distinction as a book illustrator. It is, however, possible that this latter statement has arisen from some confusion with Teisai Hokuba, the pupil of Hokusai."


There is Senchō print in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston which shows four portraits of actors as Suikoden heroes. They also own a kacho-e by this artist.

Sōshūya Yohei and Tsutaya Kichizō are two of the publishers who worked with this artist.