The Fifty-three Post-stations of the Chūshingura

(Chūshingura gojūsan tsuji, 忠臣蔵五十三次)

Publisher: Ebi-ya Rinnosuke

c. 1851

 

The prints in this series are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ōban.

 

Post-station: Kyoto ()

Description: Ōboshi Rikiya conversing with O-Iri, daughter of Uramatsu Rihei

Robinson: S72.1

 

 

Post-stations: Ōtsu (大津) and Kusatsu (草津)

Description: Yase Chindayū in traveling dress and Hara Goemon tying his sock-ribbon

Robinson: S72.2

 

 

Post-stations: Ishibe (右部) and Midzukuchi (水口)

Description: Ōboshi Seizaemon kneeling before Ōwashi Bungo, who is holding holds a branch of cherry blossoms

Robinson: S72.3

 

 

Post-stations: Tsuchiyama and Sakanoshita

Description: Miura Shiroyemon addressing Satō Yomoshichi who is on one knee with a basket and a sickle beside him

Robinson: S72.4

 

 

Post-stations: Shōno (庄野) and Ishiyakushi (右薬師)

Description: Oribe Yasahei and O-Sono, daughter of Yahei

Robinson: S72.6

 

 

Post-stations: Hamamatsu (浜松) and Mitsuke (見附)

Description: Yada Goroemon with a loaded pack on his back, and Senzaki Yagorō seated with carpenter’s tools

Robinson: S72.7

 

 

Post-stations: Fuchū (府中) and Ejiri (江尻)

Description: Hayano Kanpei raising his komusō hat to the courtesan Karumo and burning incense

Robinson: S72.8

 

 

Post-stations: Fujisawa (藤沢) and Totsuka (戸塚)

Description: Yazama Jūtarō holding a black kimono with his wife O-Riye, daughter of Koga Yaemon

Robinson: S72.9

 

“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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