Little is known about Japanese ukiyo-e artist Kitagawa Shikimaro. He was a pupil of Kitagawa Tsukimaro, and an able successor to Utamaro's illustrated books, as well as published single-sheet woodblock prints. Many thought that Shikimaro was in fact Utamaro’s pupil, as his style of bijin-ga (beauty prints) was so faithful to Utamaro’s style and not his teacher's. However, as there are no extant works from the era (Kansei and Kyowa) that would indicate him to be Utamaro’s pupil, it was concluded this couldn’t be the case. His surviving woodblock prints are all from the Bunka era in the Edo period.