Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai, Part II

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Kataoka Dengoemon Takafusa (片岡傳五右衛門高房) wearing a bloodstained headband and resting on his bloodstained spear

Robinson: S54.15

Weinberg: I.15

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Nakamura Kansuke Tadatoki (中村諫助尾辰), the historical Nakamura Kansuke Masatoki, amid a hail of flying firewood, his foot on a bale of charcoal

Robinson: S54.16

Weinberg: I.16

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Okajima Yasôemon Tsunetatsu (岡島弥惣右衛門常樹), the historical Okajima Yasoemon Tsuneshige, guarding himself with the cover of a brazier marked with handprints

Robinson: S54.17

Weinberg: I.17

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Teraoka Heiemon Nobuyuki (寺岡平右衛門信行) pouring water with a dipper from a bucket onto a burning brazier

Robinson: S54.18

Weinberg: I.18

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Uramatsu Handayûi Takanao (浦松半太夫高直) making a sword stroke as he falls backwards into the snow

Robinson: S54.19

Weinberg: I.19

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Tokuda Sadaemon Yukitaka (徳田貞右衛門行高) in a straw raincoat tying the chinstrap of his wide straw hat

Robinson: S54.20

Weinberg: I.20

 

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Description: Oribe Yahei Kanamaru (織部矢兵衛金丸), the historical Horibe Yahei Kanamaru, an old man holding his helmet and spear and leaning slightly forward

Robinson: S54.21

Weinberg: I.21

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Kiura Okaemon Sadayuki (木浦岡右衛門貞行), the historical Kimura Okaemon Sadayuki, making a two-handed sword stroke viewed from behind

Robinson: S54.22

Weinberg: I.22

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Katsuta Shinemon Taketaka (勝多真左衛門武尭), sword in hand, holds up a lantern to reveal a lapdog with  a frilled collar following him

Robinson: S54.23

Weinberg: I.23

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Takebayashi Sadashichi Takashige (竹林定七隆重), the historical Takebayashi Tadashichi Takashige, tying his girdle

Robinson: S54.24

Weinberg: I.24

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Kurahashi Zensuke Takeyuki (蔵橋全助武幸), the historical Kurahashi Densuke Takeyuki, glaring and lifting a scroll painting on the blade of his sword

Robinson: S54.25

Weinberg: I.25

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Aihara Esuke Munefusa (相原伊助宗房), the historical Maebara Isuke Munefusa, his sword raised with both hands, running over a fallen screen, two women’s pipes and other objects flying

Robinson: S54.26

Weinberg: I.26

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Tomimori Suke-emon Masakata (富守祐右衛正固), his sword raised with both hands as a brazier and burning charcoal are thrown at him

Robinson: S54.27

Weinberg: I.27

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

This state has a different seal of the same publisher, Ebi-ya Rinnosuke, and the number “27” within a circle is omitted.

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Description: Ushioda Masanojô Takanori (潮田政之丞高教), the historical Ushioda Matanojo Takanori, tying the cuff of the sleeve of his armor

Robinson: S54.28

Weinberg: I.28

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

This state has a different seal of the same publisher, Ebi-ya Rinnosuke, and the number “28” within a circle is omitted.

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Hayami Sôzaemon Mitsutaka (早水総左衛門満尭), the historical Hayami Tozaemon Mitsutaka, drinking from a decorated metal kettle

Robinson: S54.29

Weinberg: I.29

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Onodera Tôemon Hidetome (小野寺幸右衛門秀富), the historical Onodera Koemon Hidetomi, resting his foot on an upturned go board to tie the lace of his sandal

Robinson: S54.30

Weinberg: I.30

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Chiba Saburôhei Mitsutada (千葉三郎平溝忠), the historical Chiba Saburobei Mitsutada, standing, holding his helmet and spear

Robinson: S54.31

Weinberg: I.31

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Ôboshi Seizaemon Nobukiyo (大星清左衛門信清) making a sword stroke as he runs; a knotted cloth flying through the air

Robinson: S54.32

Weinberg: I.32

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Sugenoya Sannojô Masatoshi (菅屋三之丞正利), the historical Sugaya Hannojo Masatoshi, leaning back on one hand, trying to cut loose from the streamers of a kusudama in which he has become entangled

Robinson: S54.33

Weinberg: I.33

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

Description: Oribe Yasubei Taketsune (織部易兵衛武庸), the historical Horibe Yasube Taketsune, holding his sword and Moronao’s nightclothes  

Robinson: S54.34

Weinberg: I.34

 

 

Description: Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari (早野輪助常成), the historical Kayano Wasuke Tsunenari, plunging his spear into a black wickerwork chest

Robinson: S54.35

Weinberg: I.35

 

Kuniyoshi - Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (S54

 

 

This state has a different seal of the same publisher, Ebi-ya Rinnosuke, and the number “35” within a circle is omitted.

“Robinson” refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

“Weinberg” refers to listing in Kuniyoshi, The Faithful Samurai by David R. Weinberg (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands, 2000).

 

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