Utagawa KUNIYOSHI  (1797 - 1861)

Kanadehon Chushingura

Series complete, 12 prints, Ôban size, published 1854/55, fine impression and colors, fine condition, some small paper faults,  very early edition.

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Act I : Preface, Tsurugaoka, Kabuto, Aratame

The lady, Kaoyo, ascending steps towards Moronao and the Imperial envoy.

Yenya and Wakasa on either side.

 

Act II : Momoikan, Striking the Pine

Wakasa seated overlooking his garden, while Honzô prepares to cut a branch from a pine tree

 

Act III : Kamakura Jidaikan, Bloodshed

Yenya’s attack on Moronao, he is being restrained, while the latter falls.

Act IV : Hokan’s Hara-kiri

Yuranosuke outside the castle by night, holding the dirk with which his lord had performed seppuku.

Act V : Yamazaki Road

Meeting between Kampei and Senzaki Yagorô at Yamazaki.

Act VI : Yoichibei’s Home

O-Karu being hustled into a kago by Ichimonjiya,to go to his brothel.

Act VII :Ichiriku Geisha House

The spy, Kudayû, dragged from under the flooring; Yuranosuke and O-Karu above.

Act VIII :The Bride on her Way

The spy, Kudayû, dragged from under the flooring; Yuranosuke and O-Karu above.

Act IX :The Quiet Retreat in Yamashina

Rikiya attacking Honzô with a spear, Yuranosuke in the doorway.

Act X :Amanogawaya

Gihei in his shop, his wife, Sono, knocking on the door outside.

Act XI / scene 1 :The Raid

The RONIN in the snow surrounding Moronao, who has been dragged from the charcoal-shed.

Act XI / scene 2 :Moronao’s head

Yuranosuke and the RONIN laying the head of Moronao on their lord’s tomb.

 

 

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