The Chūshingura, an Assortment of Righteous Men

(Chūshingura gishi zoroe, 忠臣蔵義士揃)

c. 1838-1840

 

These images are final drawings (hanshita-e) for an unpublished series.  The sheets are each about 10 by 14 inches (25 by 36 centimeters), a size known as ōban.  I am grateful to Robert Pryor for these images and information.

 

 

Warrior: Kanzaki Yagorō Noriyasu (神崎弥五郎則休) 

 

Warrior: Hayano Kanpei Tsuneyo (早野勘平常世)

 

Warrior: Ōtaka Gengo Tadakatsu (大高源吾忠雄)

 

Warrior: Ōboshi Rikiya Yoshikane (大星力弥良金)

 

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