Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. Reflecting his love for felines, Kuniyoshi also began to use cats in the place of humans in kabuki and satirical prints. He was a member of the Utagawa school.
Katsushika Hokusai (Japanese, 1760–1849). Sekiya Village on the Sumida River (Sumidagawa Sekiya no sato), from the series Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjūrokkei), ca. 1830–32. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Henry L. Phillips Collection, Bequest of Henry L. Phillips, 1939 (JP2998) | As the distant snow-capped Fuji turns red at dawn, three riders on horseback gallop at full speed along the bank of the Sumida River. #horses
Kubo Shunman (Japanese, 1757–1820). Seaweed Food and Kitchen Utensils, 19th century. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929 (JP2289)
Utagawa Sadahide (Japanese, 1807–1873). French Girl Walking a Dog Accompanied by a Siamese Servant, November 1860. Edo period (1615-1868). Japan. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of William S. Lieberman, 2005 (2007.49.119) #dogs