Born in Edo to a samurai family from Kyushu/. Pupil of Katsushika Hokusai, who in 1820 gave him his go of Taiko. From then on signed his name as Katsushika Taiko or Genryuseii Taito. Lived and worked in Eco 1830-1843 and in Osaka 1843-1853.At one point he forged Hokusai's signature on some prints, ws found out, and clled "Inu Hokusai (Dog Hokusai). Also known as Osaka Hokusai.