Index of Characters Portrayed in

Kuniyoshi’s Warrior Prints


Kuniyoshi portrayed nearly 1,000 different characters in his warrior and historical prints.  The information below is primarily drawn from Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.  Additional information about a particular single-sheet print may be found by following this link, and additional information about a specific diptych or triptych may be found by following this link.  Kuniyoshi occasionally altered the name of a character on a print, and such altered names appear in parentheses after the numerical designation of the print.  The subject of Japanese names is complex.  In Kuniyoshi’s time, and until about 1900, the family name preceded the given name.  However, some people are known by their given names, such as Napoleon [Bonaparte], Galileo [di Vincenzo Bonaiuti de’ Galilei], and [Utagawa] Kuniyoshi.  Although many characters are listed under more than one name, please look under different names and alternate spellings if unable to locate a particular character.


Names beginning with A-F

Names beginning with G-J

Names beginning with K

Names beginning with M

Names beginning with N-R

Names beginning with S

Names beginning with T

Names beginning with U-Z