Kyokudo and Shinjo


Kyokudo and Shinjo are two artists featured in Watanabe Shozaburo’s 1936 catalogue, with 3 and 1 printing respectively.

The identification of Kyokudo (and also Shinjo) with Narazaki Eisho is due to Ross Walker, taken from Ebay (JAODB site and personal communication), an attribution later taken up by various gallery owners.

While this identification is possible, we don’t know if it’s based on objective data or if it’s just an opinion. Waiting for confirmations, I prefer not to take them into account and keep both Kyokudo and Shinjo distinct from Narazaki Eisho.


Kyokudo prints



Shinjo prints



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