Copy-book of Loyalty

(Chűk˘ tenarai-z˘shi, 忠孝手習艸紙)

Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwaz˘

1846

 

This ˘ban sized (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters) sheet is listed in Robinson as S41.1, with ôCopy-book of Loyaltyö assumed to be the title of a series.á However, it turns out that the sheet is part of a triptych, and not a series.

 

 

Scene: The loyal farmer Shiradayű (百姓白太夫) weeping as he holds up a tray bearing an unsheathed sword

Robinson: S41.1

Triptych title: Copy-book of Loyalty (Chűk˘ tenarai-z˘shi忠孝手習艸紙)

Actors: Ichikawa Shinsha I as Sakuramaruĺs wife (nyobo) Yae (女房八重, left), Ichikawa Danjűr˘ VIII as Toneri Sakuramaru (舎人桜丸, center), and Band˘ Hikosabur˘ IV as the peasant Shiradayű (百姓白太夫, right) 

PlayTenmangű wakaba no koaishu (天満宮緑梅松桜)

Date: 5th month of 1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon)

TheaterKawarasaki

PublisherKazusa-ya Iwaz˘á

 

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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