Kuniyoshi’s Parody on the Samurai’s Loyalty

(Gishi no seichû Yoshi ga tawamure, 義の誠忠芳戯)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburô

1847-1848

 

This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).  The images are each about 7 by 10 inches (18 by 25 centimeters), a size known as chûban.  Two images were printed on a sheet of paper about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

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Description: Moronao’s waistband giving off an offensive odor (top); Moto-oki blowing his whistle as he comes upon a cat, which he has mistaken for Moronao, in the latter’s bed (bottom)

 

 

Description: Rônin manipulating a scarecrow as a ghost to frighten his comrades (top); Rônin making huge head of Moronao out of snow (bottom)

 

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

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