Kuniyoshi Bibliography


The most important references are in red.  Books that primarily reproduce a single series, or several closely related series, are in blue.  Robinsonfs Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints (1982) and its 1996 privately published supplement are worthy of special mention.  They are the basis for most of the ordering and descriptions of warrior prints on this website.


   Bidwell Collection.  The Raymond A. Bidwell Collection of Prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1798-1861, 1968

   Boháčková, Libuše, gWarrior-Prints of Utagawa Kuniyoshi in Czechoslovak Collectionsh in Annals of the Náprstek Museum, Vol. 16, 1989

   Clark,  Timothy.  Kuniyoshi from the Arthur R. Miller* Collection.  2009, Royal Academy of Arts, London

   Dailey, Merlin C. Utagawa Kuniyoshi.  An Exhibition based on the Raymond A. Bidwell Collection.  1980. Springfield Museum of Fine Arts, MA

   Forrer, MatthiDrawings by Utagawa Kuniyoshi from the Collection of the National Museum of Ethnology, Leiden.  1988, Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde, Leiden

   Hawley, Willis Meeker.  Famous Warriors of 16th Century Japan.  1993, W. M. Hawley, Hollywood

   Hayashi, Yoshikazu and Richard Lane, The Complete Ukiyo-e Shunga, Kawade Shobo Shinsha, Tokyo, 1995-2000 (Volumes 12 and 16 are devoted to Kuniyoshi)

   Herwig, Henk J. & Joshua S. Mostow.  The Hundred Poets Compared, A Print Series by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada, 2007, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam   

   Hunter, Jack.  Samurai Ghost and Monster Wars: Supernatural Art By Kuniyoshi (Ukiyo-e Master Series), Shinbaku Books, London, 2012

   Inagaki, Shinfichi & Toshihiko, Isao.  Kuniyoshi No Kyoga (Comic Pictures of Kuniyoshi).  1991, Tokyo Shoseki, Tokyo

   Isao, Toshihiko.  Kuniyoshifs 100 Images of Ghosts and Demons (Kuniyoshi yokai hyakkei).  1999. Kokusyokankoukai, Tokyo

   Iwakiri, Yuriko & Amy Newland.  Kuniyoshi, Hotei Publishing, Leiden,  2013

   King, James & Yuriko Iwakiri.  Japanese Warrior Prints 1646-1905, 2007, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam 

   Kunstmuseum Dusseldorf.  Kuniyoshi (1798-1861).  1961

   Klompmakers, Inge.  Of Brigands and Bravery: Kuniyoshfs Heroes of the Suikoden.  1998, Hotei Publishing, Leiden

   Kuniyoshi, Utagawa.  101 Great Samurai Prints.  2008, Dover Publications, Mineola, New York

   Marks, Andreas.  Publishers of Japanese Woodblock Prints: A Compendium. 2011, Hotei Publishing, Leiden

McClintock, Martha & Wolfgram, J.  Ukiyo-e from The Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA.  1994

   Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst.  Kuniyoshi (1798-1861): Ausstellung in der Eigelsteintorburg.  1963, Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst, Cologne

   Nagoya City Museum.  Ukiyo-e in the Collection of Mr. Takagi Shigeru.  2001, Nagoya City Museum, Nagoya, Japan

   Nagoya City Museum.  Utagawa Kuniyoshi, Exhibition to Commemorate the 200th Anniversary of Utagawa Kuniyoshfs Birth.  1996

   Newland, Amy Reigle (Ed).  The Hotei Encyclopedia of Japanese Woodblock Prints.  2005, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam 

   Ota Ukiyo-e Memorial Museum.  The World of the Artistry of Kuniyoshi.  1999, Ota Ukiyo-e Memorial Museum

   Poster, Amy G.  Along the Tokaido, 12 Views by Utagawa Kuniyoshi.  1977, The Brooklyn Museum, New York

   Riccar Art Museum.  Exhibition of Suikoden by Kuniyoshi.  1979, Riccar Art Museum, Tokyo

   Riccar Art Museum.  Utagawa Kuniyoshi 1787-1861.  1978, Riccar Art Museum, Tokyo

   Robinson, Basil William.  Kuniyoshi.  1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

   Robinson, Basil WilliamKuniyoshi, Ein Meister des japanischen Farbholzschnitt.  1963, Burkhard-Verlag Ernst Heyer, Essen

   Robinson, Basil William.  Kuniyoshi 1798-1861, Une Collection Particuliere, Musee dfArt et dfHistoire, Geneve, Cabinet des Estampes.  1978, Musee dfArt et dfHistoire, Geneva

   Robinson, Basil William.  Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints.  1982, Cornell University Press, Ithaca

   Sano, Emily.  The Woodblock Prints of Utagawa Kuniyoshi: From the Bidwell Collection, Museum of Fine Art, Springfield, Massachusetts.  1975, Vasar College Art Gallery

   Schaap, Robert.  Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi.  1998, Hotei Publishing, Leiden

   Schott, Michael & Kawanabe, Tomoko.  Kuniyoshi Taiheiki Eiyuden Heldengeschichten: Japanese Heroic Stories from the Sengoku (at war) Period.  1992, Kunstantiquariat Monika Schmidt, Munich

   Shirakura, Yoshihiko, Japanese Shunga of Kuniyoshi, Heibonsha Ltd., Tokyo, 2012 (text in Japanese)

   Speiser, Werner.  Kuniyoshi.  1969, Siebenberg-Verlag, Bad Wildungen

   Speiser, Werner.  Kuniyoshi 1798-1861; Kunisada (Toyokuni III) 1786-1865.  1962, Kunstmuseeum, Dusseldorf

   Suzuki, JûzôUkiyo-e Taikei Volume 10: Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Eisen, Eizan, Sadahide.  1974, Shueisha, Tokyo

   Suzuki, Jûzô.  The Decadents, 1969, Kodansha International, Tokyo

   Suzuki, Jûzô.  Kuniyoshi.  1985, Heibonsha Ltd., Tokyo

   Suzuki, Jûzô.  Ukiyo-e Hakka: Kuniyoshi.  1985, Hiebonsha, Tokyo

   Takahashi, Katsuhiko & Nakau, EiThe World of Kuniyoshi: Cartoonist from Edo.  Exhibition in commemoration of the 200th Anniversary of His Birth.  1995, Tokyo

   Thompson, Sarah, Kuniyoshi X Kunisada, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2017, Boston

   Varshavskaya, Elena.  Heroes of the Grand Pacification: Kuniyoshifs Taiheiki eiyū den.  2006, Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam 

   Weinberg, David R.  Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai.  2000, Hotei Publishing, Leiden

   Yuriko, Iwakari & Amy Newland. Kuniyoshi, Japanese Master of Imagined Worlds. 2013, Hotei Publishing, Leiden


   *Yes, this is the same Arthur R. Miller who is a law professor, author, and television commentator.