108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden,

Part II

 

 

Japanese name: R˘rihakuch˘ Ch˘jun (浪裡白跳張順)

Chinese name: Zhang Shun

Scene: R˘rihakuch˘ Ch˘jun with a sword between his teeth wrenches apart the bars of a water gate

Robinson: S47.16

 

Another state of the above print

 

Japanese name: Ryűchitaisai (or Ritchitaisai) Gensh˘ji (立地太歳阮小二)

Chinese name: Ruan Xiaoĺer

Scene: Ryűchitaisai Gensh˘ji in a boat using a rudder to ward off flying arrows

Robinson: S47.17

 

Japanese name: Sekibakki (or Sekihakki) Ryut˘ (赤髪鬼劉唐)

Chinese name: Liu Tang

Scene: Sekibakki Ryut˘ seated on a dais beneath a brocade curtain

Robinson: S47.18

 

Japanese name: Sekish˘gun Sekiyű (石將軍石勇)

Chinese name: Shi Yong

Scene: Sekish˘gun Sekiyű throwing a broken cangue (wooden punishment yoke) at foe

Robinson: S47.19

 

Japanese name: Senkwaji (or Senkaji) Ch˘˘ (舩火兒張横)

Chinese name: Zhang Heng

Scene: The Boatman Senkwaji Ch˘˘ on a river bank wringing out his loincloth with a bag in his mouth

Robinson: S47.20

 

Japanese name: Shameisabur˘ (or Henmeisanr˘) Sekishű (捨命三郎石秀)

Chinese name: Shi Xui

Scene: Shameisabur˘ Sekishű in wide straw hat carrying a mokugyo (wooden ceremonial drum with carved fish design) and a stick

Robinson: S47.21

 

Japanese name: Shűgumba (or Shűgunba) Sensan (醜軍馬宣賛)

Chinese name: Xuan Zan

Scene: Shűgumba Sensan in a wind by a torrent makes a sword stroke while his hat blows away

Robinson: S47.22

 

Another state of the above print (note the red signature seals)

 

Japanese name: Tait˘ Kwansh˘ (or Dait˘ Kansh˘, 大刀關勝)

Chinese name: Guan Sheng

Scene: Tait˘ Kwansh˘ on the seashore swinging his huge glaive (pole arm)

Robinson: S47.23

 

Japanese name: Tammeijir˘ (or Tanmeijir˘) Gensh˘go (短命二郎阮小五)

Chinese name: Ruan Xiaowu

Scene: Tammeijir˘ Gensh˘go under water grasping a rope with a sword in his other hand

Robinson: S47.24

 

This is another state of the above print with markedly different colorsá

 

Japanese name: Kyubiki T˘s˘-˘, nicknamed Nine-tailed Turtle

Chinese name: Tao Tsung-wang (or Tao Zongwang)

Scene: Kyubiki T˘s˘-˘ with a shield

Robinson: Unlisted

 

NOTE: This drawing in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum was never made into a woodblock print.

Japanese name: Unrikong˘ S˘man (雲里金剛宋萬), nicknamed Giant in the Clouds

Chinese name: Song Wan

Scene: Unrikong˘ S˘man with a Buddhist statue

Robinson: Unlisted

 

NOTE: This drawing in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum was never made into a woodblock print.

 

I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image.

 

ôRobinsonö refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

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