Eisho, Narazaki

Narazaki Eishō 楢崎 栄昭 (1864-1936) given name is also seen written in English as Yeishō [榮昌] but later used the art names Fuyō 扶陽 (1916-1922) and Eishō (1922-1936). He learned the art of woodblock printing from Kobayashi Eitaku (1843-1890) and while working at the Printing Bureau of the Ministry of Finance in Tokyo, he learned copperplate printing from the Director, the Italian artist Eduardo Chiossone (1833-1898). In 1916 he began making prints for a foreign clientele under the pseudonym of Fuyō. In 1922 he assumed the name Eishō and set to work producing artistic prints. Later, he was among the artists who worked for the publisher Watanabe Shozaburo (1885-1962) in shin hanga style. Woodblocks by Eishō published by Watanabe include Inside Asakusa Kannon Temple (his best-known work), New Diet Building, Meiji Shrine, and Rissekiho Beach, Korea.