About Yoshitoshi Tsukioka
Yoshitoshi Tsukioka(1839-1892) was a ukiyo-e artist who was active from the end of the Edo period through to the middle of the Meiji era. His family name was Yoshioka, which he later changed to Tsukioka. His actual given name was Yonejiro.
Over the course of his career as an artist he used several professional names: Yoshitoshi Ikkaisai, Kaisai, Gyokuoro, Sokatei, Shiei, and finally Yoshitoshi Taiso.
He studied under Kuniyoshi Utagawa alongside the artists Kyosai Kawanabe, Yoshiiku Ochiai, and Yoshifuji Utagawa. In particular, he maintained a friendly rivalry with Yoshiiku Ochiai and the two artists even competed by composing works on the same theme.
Many ukiyo-e artists, nihonga painters and painters in other styles studied under Yoshitoshi or followed his style.