Comical Chūshingura

(Dōke Chūshingura, 道外忠臣蔵)

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyūbei

1830

 

Act: First act (初段め)

Scene: Lady Kaoyo, En’ya’s wife, spurning Moronao

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

Act: Act five (五段め)

Scene: Sadakurō and Yoichibei are sent scurrying by a boar

Act: Act eight (八段目)

Scene: The bridal journey (michiyuki) with Konami being carried and Tonase being pushed

Act: Act eleven (十一段目)

Scene: The ronin are amused at Moronao, crying and grubby from hiding in the charcoal store

 

I am grateful to Robert Pryor for this image.

 

“Robinson” refers to series number in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

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