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Japanese Characters:
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Gatôken Shunshi; Toryûken Shunshi; Tôryûsai Shunshi (the last found in a list of artist names on a broadsheet, not in a signature – see Comments).
Active circa 1825-1835


A pupil of Hokushû; listed as an actor portraitist on the single-sheet broadside Naniwa shoryû gajin meika annai ("Guide to the many famous contemporary artists of Osaka") circa 1831, where he is identified as Tôryûsai Shunshi and his Osaka address as Futatsuido; not to be confused with at least three other artists of the period also signing as "Shunshi" (whose writing of the second character, shi, differed in all instances).

Often depicted the actor Onoe Tamizô II (1799-1886), representing one of the more dedicated and focused efforts in actor portraiture, and resulting in some fine compositions.

Pupils: Gashôken Shunpo, Gakôken Shunshi; Gajuken Shunsho; Gayûken Shunsei; Gachôken Shuntei; and Gayûken Shun'ô.

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