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Artist: Toyohara Kunichika (豊原国周)

Alternate names:
Arakawa (original family name - 荒川)
Beiō (go - 米翁)
Hōshunrō (go - 豊春楼)
Ichiōsai (go - 一鶯斎)
Kachōrō (go - 華蝶楼)
Shima Sanjin (go - 志満山人)
Sōgenshi (go - 曹玄子)
Ōshima Yasohachi (birth name - 大島八十八)

Lifetime: 1835 - 1900

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Biography:

"Toyohara Kunichika was born Ōshima Yasohachi in the sixth year of the Tenpō ear (1835) in Kyōbashi in the capital Edo... The Kyōbashi was part of the capital's 'Low City', the merchant and artisan areas that comprised the heart of Edo culture. 'I was a true child of the Kyōbashi district that surrounded Edo castle', he states in [an] Yomiuri interview [from October 1898].

His father "...was the proprietor of a public bathhouse called Ōshūya... popularly known as the Daruma bath..." Its noren showed a "...bobbing toy in the shape of Daruma..."