Most people even scholars believe that
Kunisada didnīt design any landscape prints and if a landscape
appears on his prints the idea for this has been taken from a
The truth is that Kunisada designed hundreds of wonderful
landscapes out of his own ideas but mostly as background for his
bijin, Genji or Chushingura prints. Also a lot of his later
half-length actor prints show a very nice landscape and even in
some kabuki prints an impressive landscape background can be
These prints are not shown here.
On this site youīll find only prints where the landscape or
townscene is the main object (with one exception). All prints
have been designed before 1835 (also with one exception). Some
prints are quite early Kunisada prints designed in the 1820īs
some ten years ago before Hiroshige started his career as a
landscape designer with his series "Tokaido Gojusan-tsugi no
uchi" (1833-34) and they show clearly that Kunisada is also a
master of landscape print design.
For some prints I do have only very bad files. Sorry but
for this case the bad files are better than nothing.
If you have matching informations and files or better files please let me know and
send them to:
For some more landscapes
Musha-e - battle scenes