Hayashi Motoharu 林基春 (1858-September 6, 1903)
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Born in Osaka with the given name 捨蔵, he was the son of Hayashi Kohei 林小兵衛, manager of Futomono Ton’ya, a large wholesale merchant house in Osaka. A student of Suzuki Toshimoto (Act 1877-1890s) [a disciple of Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892)], he also studied the painting styles of Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849) and Kawanabe Kyōsai (1831-1889).
He was active as an illustrator and painter from around 1877 to 1903, the year of his death. He is primarily known for his design of uchiwa-e (fan prints), Sino-Japanese War prints, advertisements and lithographs of scenic views of Osaka and Kyoto, two examples of which are shown above. His students included Masumoto Harumichi 増本春道 (active c. 1902-1911) and Hirose Harutaka 広瀬春孝 (1870-?) both of whom worked in similar styles.
A Few Examples of the Artist's Work