English Couple by Yoshitora Utagawa, 1860
Yoshitora lived and worked in Edo (ancient name for Tokyo). He made many prints showing scenes in Edo. Famous and unique are his prints showing foreigners in Yokohama and flamboyant historical scenes from Japan’s history. Especially his Yokohama prints sometimes have a naive charm like the paintings of the great French post-impressionist, Henri Rousseau.