Mirror of Famous Names of Our Country

(Honch kmei kagami, 本朝高名鏡)

Publisher: Jsh-ya Kinz

1855

 

This series is listed in the privately published supplement to Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982). The prints are about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ban.

 

Hero: Hasebe Chhei Nobutsura (長谷部 長平 信連) at the defense of the Takakura Palace brandishing a sword and trampling a fallen foe

Robinson: S87a.1

 

Hero: Sakata Kaidmaru (坂田怪童丸), who is also known as Kintar, watching a fight between a tengu and a cock

Robinson: Not listed

 

Heros: Soga Jr Sukenari (曽我十郎祐成) and Soga Gor Tokimune (曽我五郎時宗)

Robinson: Not listed

 

 

Ushiwakamaru (牛若丸)

 

This print and the two following prints have the same title as the above series, and strongly resemble it. However, they were designed by Kunisada in the late 1830s. Each is signed Kch Kunisada ga (香蝶 国貞 ) and bears the seal of the publisher Jsh-ya Kinz.

 

Mongaku Shnin (文覚上人)

 

Taira no Tadamori (平忠盛)

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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