Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage

(Buyei môyû kagami, 武英猛勇鏡)

Publisher: Ise-ya Sanjirô

c. 1836

 

The prints in this series are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ôban.

 

Scene: Hirotsune, the Taira turncoat, and Yukiuji

Robinson: S7.1

 

Image courtesy of Michael Reiss

 

This state lacks the publisher’s seal (at the bottom edge).  Most likely, this was printed by a second publisher who purchased the woodblocks from Ise-ya Sanjirô.

 

Scene: Kintoki (坂田公時) and the serpent

Robinson: S7.2

 

Scene: Gozen Gorô Maru (御所五郎丸重宗) Shigemune seizing Soga Gorô Tokimune (曽我五郎時宗)  

Robinson: S7.3

 

 

 

 

Scene: Tomoye-gozen throttling Uchida Saburô by a waterfall

Robinson: S7.4

 

Scene: Minamoto no Ushiwaka Maru (源牛若丸) and Musashi-bô Benkei (武英猛勇鏡) on Gojô Bridge (五条橋) with bats and a full moon

Robinson: S7.5

 

 

“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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