Shunsho(Katsukawa Shunsho) (kätso͞o`käwä sho͝on`shō), 1726–92, Japanese painter and printmaker. A painter of the ukiyo-e style (see Japanese artJapanese art,
works of art created in the islands that make up the nation of Japan. Early Works
The earliest art of Japan, probably dating from the 3d and 2d millennia B.C.
..... Click the link for more information. ), in which costume design and color are executed with precision in an otherwise stylized setting, Shunsho specialized in portraits of Kabuki actors in their famous roles. Shunsho was noted for his ability to capture the actors' faces and to express their acting style pictorially.