Utagawa (歌川) family name, Taiga (大雅) first name
Taiga Utagawa was a pre-war and post-war artist. Famous as an illustrator for children's magazines under the name Tomohiko Oka, he also created adult illustrations under the pen name Taiga Utagawa starting in 1956. Then from the 1970s, Utagawa became a researcher into the Tachikawa School of Buddhism.
歌川大雅(Japanese), Ryujiro Ishida (real name), Tomohiko Oka.
1917: Born in the Nicho-Machi, Shitaya ward of Tokyo.[※ 1]
1939: Becomes an apprentice of Tokutaro Tamai.
1940: Publishes illustrations in "Girls Club." Partners with Hitsuhiko Otaguro on historical reading materials. Starts using the pen name Tomohiko Oka.[※ 1]
1947: Publishes "Femme Fatale Sketchbook."
1953: Authors the picture story "Great Pegasus Shooting Star" first serialized in "Fun Book."
Juan Maeda was a student of Utagawa.
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- From "Japanese Fantasy Author Encyclopedia."