Jukōdō Yoshikuni (寿好堂よし国) (artist )

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



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.


Yoshikuni's prints are included in many prominent collections: the Harvard Art Museums; the Náprstek Museum; the Walters Art Museum; the British Museum; the National Gallery in Prague; the Tokyo Metropolitan Library; the Hermitage Museum; the Philadelphia Museum of Art; the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; Ritsumeikan University; Waseda University; the National Museum of Japanese History; the Van Gogh Museum; the musées Royaux d'Art et d'Histoire; the Nationaal Museum van Wereldculturen; the Museum of Oriental Arts, Venice; et al.