Stories of Famous Heroes of Japan

(Nihon k˘mei eiyű den, 日本高名英勇傳)

1852

Publisher: Minato-ya Kohei

This series is not listed in either Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961) or Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement. The individual sheets are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.

 

Title: Murakami Hikoshiro (村上彦四郎)

Scene: Murakami Hikoshiro, with a box strapped to his back, subduing an adversary

Date seal: 8th month of 1852

 

NOTE: Murakami Hikoshiro was a follower of Prince Moriyoshi in the Genk˘ War (1331-1333).á

 

Title: Sat˘ Tadanobu (佐藤忠信) Scene: Sat˘ Tadanobu brandishing a wooden go board with his foot on a fallen foe

Date seal: 8th month of 1852

 

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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