Biographies of Modern Men

This series shows leading figures in a violent feud between two gambling rings in Shimôsa province (now part of Chiba prefecture) in 1849, led by Iioka Sukegorô and Hanzô. These anti-establishment figures were heroic figures in the popular culture of the time. As with many of Yoshitoshi's prints in the violent and unsettled times of the mid to late 1860s, the series is full of blood and gore.

Image["Kurihara Saisuke"]

Kurihara Saisuke

Find out more ...

Image["Kagurajishi Daihachi"]

Kagurajishi Daihachi

Find out more ...

Image["Natsume Shinsuke"]

Natsume Shinsuke

Find out more ...

Image["Niimachi Kanta"]

Niimachi Kanta

Find out more ...

Image["Washi Shinsuke"]

Washi Shinsuke

Find out more ...

Image["Kakine Torazô"]

Kakine Torazô

Find out more ...

Image["Mashira no Denji"]

Mashira no Denji

Find out more ...

Image["Iiokano Sutegorô"]

Iiokano Sutegorô

Find out more ...


The Fitzwilliam Museum : Biographies of Modern Men

By using this site you accept the
terms of our Cookie Policy

Yoshitoshi
an online exhibition

You are in: Online Resources > Online Exhibitions > Yoshitoshi > Series > Biographies of Modern Men