Sharaku, Toshusai
To-shu-sai Sharaku (���F�� �ʊy?, active 1794 - 1795) is widely considered to be one of the great masters of the woodblock printing in Japan. Little is known of him, besides his ukiyo-e prints; neither his true name nor the dates of his birth or death are known with any certainty. His active career as a woodblock artist seems to have spanned just ten months in the mid-Edo period of Japanese history, from the middle of 1794 to early 1795. Source: Wikipedia

Early post-war strikes, large format, by Kyoto Hanga-In.
The most authentic later-edition prints of the original works I have seen

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Kabuki actors Bando Zenji and Sawamura Yodogoro
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Actor Ichikawa Komazo in the Role of Shiga Daishichi
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Sanokawa Ichimatsu III as Onayo, the Gion Prostitute, and Ichikawa Tomiemon as Kanisaka Tima
Date: 1794 May
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'Toshusai Sharaku' Selection, published by Yuyudo, June 1968

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: 28-print set by Yuyudo
Series: Toshusai Sharaku Selection
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Otani Oniji II
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Otani Hiroji & Arashi Ryuzo
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Obiya Choemon and Oban Of The Shinanoya
Series: Toshusai Sharaku Selection
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Ichikawa Omezo As The Servant Ippei
Series: Toshusai Sharaku Selection
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Morita Kanya VIII
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Matsumoto Yonesaburo as Shosho of Kewaizaka
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Actor Ichikawa Komazo in the Role of Shiga Daishichi
Series: Toshusai Sharaku Selection
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Sanokawa Ichimatsu III as Onayo the Gion Geisha
Series: Toshusai Sharaku Selection
Date: 1794

Toshusai Sharaku prints published by Mainichi Newspaper, circa 1970s/80s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Ichikawa Komazo III & Nakayama Tomisaburo
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Ichikawa Omezo As The Servant Ippei
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Otani Oniji II
Date: 1790s

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Matsumoto Yonesaburo as Shosho of Kewaizaka
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Sawamura Sojuro III
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Ryuzo as Kinkichi
Date: 1794

Artist: Sharaku, Toshusai (a.1794-95)
Title: Actor Ichikawa Komazo in the Role of Shiga Daishichi
Date: 1794


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