Stories of Remarkable Persons of Loyalty and High Reputation,

Part II

(Chk meiyo kijin den, 忠孝名誉奇人傳)

1845

 

 

 

Scene: Miyamoto Musashi (宮本 武蔵) with two wooden swords, fencing with the old Master Tsukahara Bokuden who is using two wooden pot lids

Robinson: S35.8

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei

 

A hanshita-e (final drawing) of Miyamoto Musashi and Tsukahara Bokuden

 

Scene: Oguri Hangwan Ujishige (小栗判官氏重) attended by Terute-hime and holding a vicious horse

Robinson: S35.9

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

 

Scene: Ono no Tf (小野道風, Michikaze) learning perseverance from a frog climbing a willow branch

Robinson: S35.10

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

 

Scene: Settsu no Zenji (Hirai) Yasumasa (摂津前司保昌) playing a flute on a moonlit night while the robber Hakamadare Yasusuke approaches

Robinson: S35.11

Text: 古今の笛の名人なり ある時月にうかれて笛ふきてありきけるに其頃名高き盗人袴だれ保輔といふもの衣服をはがんとつけねらへども其勇気におそれて十余町か間したがひ行にすこしもすきなくつひに保昌家にともな

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

 

Another state of the above design

 

Scene: Shidzuka-gozen (静御前) as a shirabyoshi dancing on a veranda

Robinson: S35.12

Text: 静御前磯の禅師が子容貌美麗の白拍子なり男舞の名人と聞えし義経の妾となり義経奥州へ下る時吉野にて捕ハれ後鎌倉へくだり頼朝のまへにて貞心をあらハす 揃い物の一枚

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

Kuniyoshi - Stories of Remarkable Persons of Loyalty & High Reputation (S35

 

A greatly simplified state of the above design

 

Scene: The poetess Shshiki (秋色) wearing her fathers overcoat in the rain

Robinson: S35.13

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei

Kuniyoshi - Stories of Remarkable Persons of Loyalty & High Reputation (S35

 

Scene: Sugimoto Sakubei (杉本作兵衛), a retainer of Kusunoki, weeping before the latters son, Masatsura

Robinson: S35.14

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei

 

Another state with grey replacing purple

 

Scene: Chinzei Hachir Tametomo (鎮西八郎爲朝) with a large improvised bow talking to a fisher-girl while exiled in shima

Robinson: S35.15

Text: 為義の八男八郎と号す 身の丈七尺五寸古今無双の強弓にて智勇双ぶものなし 保元の乱に崇徳院の味方に属して大功あり 然ども軍破れて後江州にて生捕れ伊豆の国へなかさる 大島に有てしま/゙\を押領し我意

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

Kuniyoshi - Stories of Remarkable Persons of Loyalty & High Reputation (S35

 

Another state of the above design

 

Scene: Yamamoto Kansuke (山本勘助) overcoming a giant boar in the snow

Robinson: S35.16

Publisher: Ise-ya Ichibei

Kuniyoshi - Stories of Remarkable Persons of Loyalty & High Reputation (S35

 

Scene: Princess Chujo (Chj-hime, 中将姫) seated watching a rainbow with a spinning wheel forming a halo behind her head

Robinson: S35.17

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

 

Scene: Shij Dainagon (四条大納言) on the rail of a veranda with a ball above him and a flight of wild geese

Robinson: S35.18

Text: 好で鞠を蹴させ給ひ雨降る日は御殿で遊し七千日懈怠なくけられしとかや 其裡にも清水のふたいの高欄ニ沓をはきて悠然とまりを蹴て東西へ度々わたり給ひけるは誠ニ蝶鳥の飛かふよりもかるし 見る人胆をひやし

Publisher: Ensh-ya Matabei

 

I am grateful to Jesper Heine Jensen for this image.

 

Another state of the above design

 

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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