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Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijirō (藤岡屋慶次郎)

Alternate names:
Fujikei (seal name - 藤藤)
Mizuno Keijirō (family name - 水野慶次郎)
Mizuno Shoten (firm name from the 1880s - 水野書店)
Shōrindō (firm name - 松林堂)

Lifetime: circa 1843 - 1923

Related links: Smithsonian Libraries - Hokusai ehon; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Hiroshige example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshiharu example; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Sadahide triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Yoshitsuna triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kunisato triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kuniteru example ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - Kuniaki triptych; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 1856 Kunisada II example ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 1861 Yoshiiku example ; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston - 1864 Yoshitoshi triptych;

Biography:

Edo/Tokyo print and ehon publisher (Marks 063). Artists published by this house include Gengyo, Hiroshige I, Hiroshige II, Hiroshige III, Hokui, Ikumaru, Kuniaki, Kuniaki II, Kunichika, Kunihisa II, Kunimaro, Kunisada II, Kunisato, Kuniteru, Kuniyoshi, Sadahide, Toyokuni III, Yoshifuji, Yoshiharu, Yoshiiku, Yoshikazu, Yoshimune, Yoshinao, Yoshinobu, Yoshisato, Yoshitora and Yoshitoshi.

[Artists in the Lyon Collection who were published by this house are highlighted in bold type.]

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"Fujiokaya Keijirō is one of the few publishers about whom detailed information is available. The reason for this lies in family records published by his successors."

Keijirō was the younger brother of another publisher, Fujioka Hikotarō.

Source and quote from: Japanese Woodblock Prints: Artists, Publishers and Masterworks 1680-1900 by Andreas Marks, p. 284.