Family name=Kyujiro.Ukiyo-e painter and printmaker in Edo. Diverse interests in music, theater, painter of witty sketches and caricatures. Prints specialized in actor prints and scenes from plays. Illustrated books, including the seven volumes of an encyclopedia of theater (Shibai Kimmo Zui). Brilliant pupil of Katsukawa Shunsho. Strong influence in the 1790s on Sharaku and Toyokuni. By 1800 one of the most prominent ukiyo-e artists and leader of the Katsukawa school.