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Kokan real name: Shiba Shun; Alternate Name: Kungaku; Popular Names: Ando Kichijiro, Katsusaburo; Artist Names: Kokan, Fugendojin, Shumparo, Rantei, Furai Sanjin, Suzuki Harushigelocked

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Japanese, 18th – 19th century, male.

Born 1747, in Edo (now Tokyo); died 1818, in Edo.

Painter, engraver.

Kokan, a pupil of Harunobu (1725?-1770), one of the great ukiyo-e masters, is infamous as one of the most brilliant forgers of his master’s work, openly admitting his wrongdoing in his autobiography ...

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