Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai

Overview

"Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai" is a pioneering publication dealing with the famous Kuniyoshi series of the 47 masterless samurai ("rônin"). It contains two complete series: "Seichô gishi den" ("The faithful samurai, 1847-48") and its sequel "Seichô gishin den", ("The faithful hearts, 1848"). This true nineteenth-century tale of 47 "rônin" avenging the death of their lord is enormously popular in Japan. The dramatized version, commonly known as "Chûshingura", ("Treasury of loyal retainers"), has endured for over 250 years as one of Japan's most ...

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Overview

"Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai" is a pioneering publication dealing with the famous Kuniyoshi series of the 47 masterless samurai ("rônin"). It contains two complete series: "Seichô gishi den" ("The faithful samurai, 1847-48") and its sequel "Seichô gishin den", ("The faithful hearts, 1848"). This true nineteenth-century tale of 47 "rônin" avenging the death of their lord is enormously popular in Japan. The dramatized version, commonly known as "Chûshingura", ("Treasury of loyal retainers"), has endured for over 250 years as one of Japan's most popular Kabuki plays. Its heroes were often depicted in Ukiyo-e prints. Kuniyoshi was a master in the genre of warrior prints, and his series expressively portrays these warrior 'folk heroes'. This publication also includes translations of the texts recounting each hero's exploits that appear on the prints.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789074822855
  • Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 1/28/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,080,818
  • Product dimensions: 9.60 (w) x 11.70 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Map of Japan 6
Foreword 7
Preface 9
Acknowledgements 10
Introduction 13
1 Background 13
2 The event 14
3 The drama of the Chushingura and its illustration 18
4 Kuniyoshi and the forty-seven ronin warrior prints 22
5 Anatomy of the print 26
6 Technical details 27
7 The translations 29
The calligraphy and the language 31
Notes 35
Series I36
Stories of The faithful samurai (Seichu gishi den) 36
The plates: Series I 39
Series II143
Stories of The faithful hearts (Seichu gishin den) 143
The plates: Series II 145
Appendices 182
a Romanizing Japanese 182
b Combined index of names on plates 183
c Note on suffixes 186
d On the currency 187
Glossary 188
Select bibliography 190
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