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) or in 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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