Eiga was born in Tokyo in the 11th year of the Meiji era.
His real given name was Hojiro.
Eiga is a pseudonym.
From around 1895, he studied Japanese-style painting under Satake Eiko.
Later, Eiga became a disciple of Kobori Tomoto.
In 1898, Eiga participated in establishing the Koji-Kai along with Imamura
Shiko and some other pupils of Kobori Tomoto.
Eiga also flourished at the Nihon Kaiga Kyokai, Nihon Bijutsu-In, Tatsumi-Kai
Exhibition and others.
He served as an adjudicator of the Bunten and Teiten Exhibitions.
After the Second World War in 1946, he sent a piece of work to the First
Nitten Exhibition, however, he deceased next year at the age of 69.
Eiga was good at painting Yamato-e-like historical scenes and portraits.
Highest Value = about US$ 78 hundred