Miscellaneous Warrior Prints

Part II

 

 

Format: Horizontal pair of chűban (each approximately 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters) which may be on an undivided sheet of paper

Description: Two mounted warriors confronting one another: on the right, Akiyama Shin-kurando (秋山新蔵人) armed with a huge axe; on the left, 安保肥前守 [untranslated], bareheaded with a sword

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1840-1843

Robinson: S95d.1

Format: Horizontal pair of chűban (each approximately 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters) which may be on an undivided sheet of paper, as in the illustration

Description: Musashi-b˘ Benkei reading his subscription scroll to Togashi Saemon at the Ataka Barrier

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1840-1843

Robinson: S95d.2

Format: Horizontal pair of chűban (each approximately 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters) which may be on an undivided sheet of paper

Description: Gen Sammi Yorimasa holding a torch over the fallen nue, which is about to be dispatched by his squire I no Hayata

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1840-1843

Robinson: S95d.3

Format: Horizontal pair of chűban (each approximately 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters) which may be on an undivided sheet of paper

Description: The severed head of the Shuten-d˘ji, belching flames, in the air above Watanabe no Tsuna, while Raik˘ poises his sword in readiness

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1840-1843

Robinson: S95d.4

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I am grateful to Ward Pieters for locating this image

Format: Horizontal pair of chűban (each approximately 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters) which may be on an undivided sheet of paper

Description: The fight between Ushiwaka Maru and Kumasaka Ch˘han at the inn; bales and a torch on the ground, and Kisanda in the distance

Publisher: Arita-ya Seiemon

Date: c. 1840-1843

Robinson: S95d.5

Format: Horizontal pair of chűban (each approximately 10 by 7 inches or 25 by 18 centimeters) which may be on an undivided sheet of paper

Title: Gunshi no uso wo b˘kei o ii jor˘

Description: The courtesan Jigoku-Tayu standing behind a screen with two children and a cat; on the other side of the screen is the priest Ikkyű dancing with a fan, surrounded by ghostly skeletons

Publisher: Bunsh˘d˘

Date: c. 1847-1848

Robinson: S95d.6

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: The Moor of Ukishima (Ukishima no hara, 浮島原)

Description: Yoritomoĺs troops passing before him in review

Publisher: no seal

Date: c. 1835-40

Robinson: S95e.1

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Benkei in the boat (Puna Benkei, 船辨慶)

Description: Yoshitsune and his men in a storm at sea with Benkei in the bow exorcizing the Taira ghosts

Publisher: no seal

Date: c. 1835-40

Robinson: S95e.2

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Verbal farce: Autumn moon on Ishiyama (K˘j˘ chaban lshiyama aki no tsuki)

Description: Lady Murasaki with a maid on a veranda under the moon

Publisher: no seal

Date: c. 1835-40

Robinson: S95e.3

 

 

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Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Description: The poet Abe no Nakamaro in China seated at a table and watched intently by a Chinese dignitary

Publisher: no seal

Date: c. 1835-40

Robinson: S95e.4

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Stories of Chaste Women (Reppuden, 烈婦傳)

Description: Poetess Shűshiki holding a roll of paper, having just hung a poem on a blossoming cherry tree

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Date: 1844

Robinson: S95e.5

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Stories of Chaste Women (Reppuden)

Description: Eighth century poetess Kaga no Chiyo looking downward a morning glories

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Date: 1844

Robinson: S95e (not listed)

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Stories of Chaste Women (Reppuden, 烈婦傳)

Description: The nurse Koshikubu with a child

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Date: 1844

Robinson: S95e (not listed)

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Abridged Stories of Charming Women, Old and New: The Dragon-woman of Seta Bridge (Kokon yenjo ryakuden)

Description: The beautiful Dragon-woman, from the story of Fujiwara no Tawara Toda Hidesato and the Giant Centipede, on Seta Bridge holding a cloth

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichiemon (listed as Tsuji-ya Yasubei in the supplement to Robinson)

Date: 1842-1846 (censor Murata Sahei)

Robinson: S95e.6

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: Mirror of brave women (Bu- onna kagami)

Description: Yama-uba reclining wile Kintar˘ sits upon her

Publisher: Iba-ya Kyubei

Date: c. 1840

Robinson: S95e.7

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: None

Description: Kintar˘ with demons

Publisher: Enshű-ya Matabei

Date:

Robinson: S95e (not listed)

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: None

Description: Urashima Tar˘ leading Otohime, who is riding on an octopus

Publisher: Echigo-yaá Chohachi

Date:

Robinson: S95e (not listed)

 

NOTE: Otohime is the daughter of Ryujin, dragon-god of the sea

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: None

Description: The Ghost of Tomomori of Taira Family at Daimotsu-no-ura

Publisher: Iba-ya Senzabur˘

Date: 1840

Robinson: S95e (not listed)

Format: Fan print (uchiwa-e)

Title: None

Description: Minamoto Yoritomoĺs hunt at the foot of Mount Fuji

Publisher: Yorozu-ya Jűbei

Date: c. 1837-1839

Robinson: S95e (not listed)

ôRobinsonö 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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