Individual Warrior Prints

1830 - 1833

These prints are listed in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement as S1b.

Kuniyoshi - (S 1b

 

Scene: Musashi-bô Benkei fully armored by moonlight with flying bats

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiemon

Date: c. 1832

Robinson: S1b.1

 

Kuniyoshi - (S 1b

 

Scene: Minamoto no Yoshitsune seated on a stool in full armor beneath a blossoming plum tree

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei

Date: c. 1833

Robinson: S1b.2

 

 

Scene: Watanabe no Tsuna (渡邉綱) standing with a drawn sword against a background of surging black clouds

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiemon

Date: c. 1832

Robinson: S1b.3

 

I am grateful to Vladislav Shevyrev for this image.

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Scene: Satô Shirô Tadanobu (佐藤四郎忠信)) brandishing a go board in his last defense with a plain background.  Tadanobu’s kimono displays his family crest

Publisher: Tsuru-ya Kiemon

Date: c. 1832

Robinson: S1b.4

 

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Another state of the above design

Kuniyoshi - (S 1b

 

Scene: Sakata Kintoki (坂田金時) wrestling with a three-eyed rokurokubi 

Publisher: No seal

Date: c. 1832

Robinson: S1b.5

 

NOTE: Rokurokubi are female goblins with long flexible necks.  They look just like ordinary women during the day, but at night they extend their necks to frighten or spy on people.  They sometimes turn their human faces into those of demons.

 

Title: Sakata Kintarô (坂田金太郎)

Scene: Kintarô as Yoshitoshi throwing beans at a small demon

Publisher: Izumi-ya Ichibei (泉市)

Date: c. 1832

Robinson: Not listed

 

Another state of the above design. Note than another seal, believed to be a collector’s seal, was added above the round censor’s seal.

 

 

Title: Sakata Kintoki (坂田金郎)

Scene: Kintarô chasing demons away with a broom

Publisher:

Date: c. 1832

Robinson: Not listed

“Robinson” 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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