Stories of Dutifulness and Loyalty in Revenge

(Kataki- [or Ada-] uchi chűk˘ den, 仇撃忠孝傳 and 報讐忠孝傳)

Publisher: Yahata-ya Sakujir˘

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: Chusetsu Hatsujo (忠節はつ女) 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˘ (飯沼勝五郎) 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˘ (石井半藏) on one knee grasping his sword with a petition in the bosom of his kimono

Robinson: S53.3


Scene: Keyamura Kida Rokusuke (毛谷村 貴田六助) raising his sword with both hands in preparation for a strike

Robinson: S53.4


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

Robinson: S53.5


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

Robinson: S53.6


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

Robinson: S53.7


Scene: Watanabe Shidzuma (渡部志津馬) 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.