About the Artist
Tokyo print designer and painter. Considered the best student of Yōshū Chikanobu (1838-1912), who worked in a variety of genres from pictures of beautiful women (biinga) to famous views of modernizing Tokyo (kaika-e), including depictions of domestic industrial exhibitions, depictions of the emperor and empress, and Sino-Japanese and Russo-Japanese War prints (senso-e). He is perhaps best known for his war prints. During the Sino-Japanese War (1894-1895), Nobukazu did a considerable number of outstanding triptychs and made his reputation designing battle scenes on land and sea. He also produced lithographs.