Y˘r˘ Takigor˘ Walking on Sword Blades

(Y˘r˘ Takigor˘ tsurugi no hawatari, 養老瀧五郎 釼の刃渡り)

Publisher: Yahata-ya Sakujir˘

c. 1844

 

This series is not listed in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson (Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1961).á The prints are each about 14 by 10 inches (36 by 25 centimeters), a size known as ˘ban.á I am grateful to Robert Pryor for contributing to this section.

 

Kuniyoshi - Acrobatic walk on Swords performed by Y˘r˘ Takigor˘

 

Text: Ryogoku Horokoji performance (Ry˘goku Hirokoji ni k˘gy˘ tsukawashi-s˘r˘, 両国於広小路ニ興行仕候)á

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Text: Ryogoku Horokoji performance (Ry˘goku Hirokoji ni k˘gy˘ tsukawashi-s˘r˘, 両国於広小路ニ興行仕候)á

 

 

Text: Unrivalled hit (Murui ooatari, 無類大當り)

 

Sword blade ladder (tsurugi no hashigo nori, 釼のはしごのり)

 

Ryogoku Horokoji performance (Ry˘goku Hirokoji ni k˘gy˘ tsukawashi-s˘r˘, 両国於広小路ニ興行仕候)á

 

 

Text: Ryogoku Horokoji performance (Ry˘goku Hirokoji ni k˘gy˘ tsukawashi-s˘r˘, 両国於広小路ニ興行仕候)á

 

 

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