Stories of Chivalrous Persons of Loyalty and Courage

(Kyôkaku giyű den)

Publisher: Sumiyoshi-ya Masagorô

1851

 

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

 

Chivalrous person: Goshaku Somegorô eating a live snake with a huge bowl of hot sake in his left hand and a dead cat on a dish before him.  This unpleasant meal was offered him by the evil Dairoku, whom he subsequently killed.

Robinson: S70.1

 

Chivalrous person: Hotei Ichiyemon, half-naked and tattooed, with both arms out flung in front of a drying fishing net

Robinson: S70.2

 

Chivalrous person: Tsuneyori was a sumô wrestler who was attacked by a giant snake while he was walking along a riverbank

Robinson: not listed

“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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