About the Author
Laura J. Mueller, guest curator for the exhibition Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of the Utagawa School at the Chazen Museum of Art, and doctoral candidate in Japanese art history at the University of Wisconsin-Madison specializing in the study and research of Japanese woodblock prints. She is author of Strong Women, Beautiful Men: Japanese Portrait Prints from the Toledo Museum of Art (2005). Fujisawa Akane, lecturer of Japanese literature at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. She published Ukiyo-e of the Utagawa School and the Edo Publishing World: Kabuki Actor Prints (2001). Kobayashi Tadashi, professor of Japanese art history at Gakushuin University in Tokyo and director of the Chiba City Museum of Art. His recent publications include Masterpieces of Landscape: Ukiyo-e Prints from the Honolulu Academy of Arts (2003) and Suzuki Harunobu (2002). Ellis Tinios, honorary lecturer in the School of History, University of Leeds; research associate at the Japan Research Centre, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London; and special assistant to the Japanese Section of the Department of Asia, British Museum. He is the author of Mirror of the Stage: The Actor Prints of Kunisada (1996), and On the Margins of the City: Recreation on the Periphery of Edo (with Paul Waley, 1999).