Ukiyo-e print artist, Japanese-style painter. Born into a family of master plasterers. In 1879, he became a disciple of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi and studied ukiyo-e. He drew frontispieces and illustrations for the newspaper Yamato Shimbun and magazine Miyako no Hana. He entered Nihon Seinen Kaiga Kyokai by the recommendation of Okakura Tenshin and was part of the establishment of Nihon Bijutsuin (Japan Visual Arts Academy) as a supporting member in 1898. Among his disciples were Kaburagi Kiyotaka, Ikeda Terukata and Ikeda Syoen, who were famous for their bijinga (pictures of beautiful woman). His representative works include Sanjyuroku kasen and Sato Tadanobu Sankan zu. His birthdate is contested and some argue he was born on the 2nd of January.