Selection of Six Men of Wisdom and Courage

(Chiyű rokkasen, 智勇六佳選)

Publisher: Fujioka-ya Keijir˘

c. 1850

 

The prints in this series are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.á I am grateful to Ward Pieters for assisting with this series.

 

Description: Gen Sammi Yorimasa (源三位頼政) standing in court robes and half-armor grasping his bow

Robinson: S67.1

 

A later printing of the above design with slightly different colors and a lack of subtlety

 

Description: Hachimantar˘ Minarnoto no Yoshi-ie (八幡太郎) seated on a tiger skin, holding an open fan

Robinson: S67.2

 

Another state of the above print

 

Description: Kajiwara Genda Taira no Kagesuye seated in court dress over armor holding a fan

Robinson: S67.3

 

Description: Oda Mochisuke Nyűd˘ Minamoto no D˘kwan (巨田持資入道源道潅) seated in riding dress with a closed fan

Robinson: S67.4

 

Description: Satsuma no Kami Taira no Tadanori (薩摩守平忠度) in court dress over armor, seated on a tiger skin, writing

Robinson: S67.5

 

Description: Udaish˘ Minamoto no Yoritomo-ky˘ (右大將源頼朝卿) seated in court dress holding a fan

Robinson: S67.6

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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