Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1862) was one of the last great masters of the Japanese ukiyo-e style of woodblock prints and painting. The range of Kuniyoshi's preferred subjects included many genres: landscapes, beautiful women, Kabuki actors, cats, and mythical animals. He is best known for his stunning depictions of the battles of samurai and legendary heroes, ghosts and monsters. Jack Hunter is author and editor of over 20 previous books on cinema, including EROS ^IN ^HELL and MOONCHILD, as well as the counter-culture classics FREAK ^BABYLON and CHAPEL ^OF ^GORE AND ^PSYCHOSIS. After the success of his ukiyo-e study DREAM ^SPECTRES (2010), he has mainly spent his time in Tokyo developing and researching the Ukiyo-e Master Series.