Shikimaro Biography

Kitagawa Shikimaro (originally perhaps Tokairin Heijiemon). Ukiyo-e printmaker. Lived in Edo. Pupil of Kitagawa Tsukimaro, from whom he took the name of Kitagawa. An able follower of Utamaro's last and least successful manner. Illustrated books as well as publishing single-sheet prints. Source: Roberts, A Dictionary of Japanese Artists.