The dates of his birth and death are unknown. He was an ukiyoe artist in the middle of the Edo period. He is known as a mysterious painter who, after publishing Yakushae (prints of Kabuki actors) and other works in a short period of about 10 months, suddenly stopped painting and disappeared. There are various studies on his origin and career. His representative works include "Sadanoshin TAKEMURA from Ichikawa Ebizo" "Suiemon FUJIKAWA of the third Hangoro SAKATA" "Otani Oniji III: Yakko Edobei" and "Kinkichi ISHIBE, a moneylender from Ryuzou ARASHI". All signatures in this period were "Sharaku TOSHUSAI paint".
Let's enjoy the digital reproduction of Sharaku's works!