Toriyama Sekien

Toriyama Sekien (鳥山 石燕, 1712 September 22, 1788) was an 18th-century scholar and ukiyo-e artist of Japanese folklore. He was the teacher of Utamaro and before taking up printmaking, a painter of the Kanō school. Toriyama is most famous for his attempt to catalogue all species of yōkai in the Hyakki Yagyō series.[1]

Notable works


  1. Bush, Laurence c. (2001). Asian Horror Encyclopaedia. Writers Club Press. p. 203. ISBN 0-595-20181-4.
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