Kitabatake Shigemasa. Studio name: Kitao. Go= Hekisui, Hokuho, Hokusu Dempu, Ichiyosei, Itsujin, Karan, Kitao Shigemasa, Kosuifu, Kosuiken, Kosuisai, Kyukaikyo, Shigureoka Itsumin, Suiho, Tairei. Painter, printmaker, poet in Edo. Eldest son of Suharaya Saburobei, a book dealer in Edo. Largely self-taught though possibly a late pupil of Nishimura Shigenaga and influenced by Harunobu. Illustrated many books, designed fewer prints, specializing in bijinga and actor prints with some topographical scenes. Style generally reflected whatever was currently fashionable,according to Roberts.