Six Select Heroes

(Eiyű rokkasen, 英雄六家撰)

Publisher: Hayashi-ya Sh˘gor˘

1853

 

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

 

Scene: Baba Mino no Kami Nobufusa (馬場実濃守信房) kneeling in full armor on a river bank tying his sandals

Robinson: S81.1

 

Another state of the above print

 

Yet another state published by Izumi-ya Ichibei with a seal reading Shinmeima Senĺichi han (神明前 泉市板):

 

Scene: Kusunoki Masatsura (楠正行) making his last stand at Shij˘-nawate with a river in the background

Robinson: S81.2

 

Scene: Nitta Sachűj˘ Yoshisada (新田左中蒋義貞) seated in full armor on a stool with a dark mountain behind him

Robinson: S81.3

 

Scene: Onchi Sakon Mitsukazu (恩地左近満一) black armor making a sword stroke with a waterfall behind him

Robinson: S81.4

 

Scene: A back view of Onikojima Yatar˘ Kazutada (鬼小嶋弥太一忠) in armor holding a spear and a severed head

Robinson: S81.5

 

Scene: Yamamoto Kansuke Nyűd˘ D˘kisai (山本勘介入道鬼) mortally wounded holding his bloody spear and a severed head

Robinson: S81.6

 

Another state of the above print

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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