Stories of Dutifulness and Loyalty in Revenge

(Kataki-uchi chűk˘ den, 仇撃忠孝傳)

Publisher: Yahata-ya Sakujir˘ (Hachi)

c. 1847-1848

 

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

 

Scene: Hatsu-jo standing with a partially open umbrella and a bag containing the severed head of Tsubone Iwafuji tied around her waist in a scene from the kabuki play Kagamiyamaá

Robinson: S53.1

 

Scene: Iinuma Katsugor˘ gesturing with his sword, leaning back on the wheeled cart on which, while crippled by illness, he was dragged by his faithful wife Hatsuhana

Robinson: S53.2

 

Scene: Ishii Hanz˘ on one knee grasping his sword with a petition in the bosom of his kimono

Robinson: S53.3

 

Scene: Keyamura Kida Rokusuke raising his sword with both hands in preparation for a strike

Robinson: S53.4

 

Scene: Miyagino on one knee with a naginata (pole arm) in one hand and a sake cup in her other

Robinson: S53.5

 

Scene: Miyamoto Musashi using two sticks to practice nit˘-ryű (a style of fencing with two swords)

Robinson: S53.6

 

Scene: Takahashi Gapp˘ spattered with blood and resting one hand on a sword in the ground while drinking from a dipper

Robinson: S53.7

 

Scene: Watanabe Shidzuma in a black kimono wiping his sword with a straw sandal

Robinson: S53.8

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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