Copy-book of Loyalty
(Chűkô tenarai-zôshi, 忠孝手習艸紙)
Publisher: Kazusa-ya Iwazô
This ôban sized (about 14 by 10 inches or 36 by 25 centimeters) sheet is listed in Robinson as S41.1, with “Copy-book of Loyalty” assumed to be the title of a series. 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
Triptych title: Copy-book of Loyalty (Chűkô tenarai-zôshi, 忠孝手習艸紙)
Actors: Actors as wife Yae (女房八重, left), toneri Sakuramaru (舎人桜丸, center), and Shiradayű (百姓白太夫, right)
Play: Sugawara denju tenarai kagami
Date: 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Shôemon)
“Robinson” refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.