When he was fifteen years old, his mother married Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), a distinguished master of ukiyo-e printmaking.From his famous stepfather, the young Kōgyo received some of his earliest training in printmaking and painting. In any case, his paintings were often sold via the publisher Takemura Hideo, with an accompanying sticker containing the publisher's details on the verso. Saito is with little doubt Saito Hodo who published woodblock prints via Takemura Hideo.
You can find two woodblock prints in my gallery here and here Very little is known about the artist Fukutaro Terauchi.
I have image examples of a woodblock print and a watercolour of the same scene, one signed 'Hodo' and the other signed 'Saito H.'.
These prints were widely distributed, many appearing in magazines, books and posters.
At the age of fifteen he apprenticed with the great woodblock artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839-1892), who had married his mother.
While this was to be a period of great political and social upheaval in Japanese society, Kōgyo's work was largely focused on the traditional, the theater of Noh.