Utagawa Kuniyoshi Cats Week at TechnoChitlins


In this Japanese name, the family name is Utagawa.

Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川 国芳?, January 1, 1797[1] – April 14, 1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting.[2] He was a member of the Utagawa school.[3]

The range of Kuniyoshi’s subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is known for depictions of the battles of legendary samurai heroes.[4] His artwork incorporated aspects of Western representation in landscape painting and caricature.[2]

This guy is a wonder I’ve only recently discovered. His work runs the gamut from geishas to samurai…

This week, since this is, after all, the Internet, we’ll feature- cats.