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Publisher: Tsujiokaya Kamekichi (辻岡屋亀吉)

Alternate names:
Kinkodō (firm name - 錦亀堂)
Tōsendō (firm name - 島鮮堂)
Tsujikame (seal name - 辻亀)
Tsunajima Kamekichi (family name - 綱島亀吉)

Lifetime: circa 1866 - 1918

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Biography:

Edo/Tokyo print publisher (Marks 549): family name Tsunajima Kamekichi. Artists published by this house include Chikanobu, Chikashige, Eitaku, Fusutane, Ginkō, Hiroshige III, Kunichika, Kunimatsu, Kunisada III, Nobukazu, Sesai Yoshimura, Shigekiyo, Toyonobu, Yoshitora, Yoshitoshi and Yūsai Toshiaki.

[Artist published by this house in the Lyon Collection are highlighted in bold type.]

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"Around 1866, Tsujiokaya Kamekichi entered the publishing business. Not just because of the similar name does it seem that he was related to Tsujiokaya Bunsuke, at that time a well-established publisher who was active since the 1810s, but also, the first address of Tsujiokaya Kamekichi is the same as Bunsuke's. In the third month of 1866, Tsujiokaya Kamekichi joined the Picture Book and Print Publishers Guild (Jihon toiya) and put his prints on the market, actor portraits by Kunichika."

Quoted from Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 by Andreas Marks, p. 314.