The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
Comical Parodies of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1831-32)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers in Toba-e style (1835)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1835-39)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1843-47)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1845)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1847-52)
The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers (1847-52)
The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Triptych 1846)

The Life of Yoshitsune (1832-34)
The Life of Yoshitsune (1843-47)
Scenes from Chinese and Japanese History (1835-40)
A Compendium of Historical Sites in the Eastern Capital (1845-46)
Illustrations of Loyalty and Vengeance (1844-45)
Illustrated Tale of the Soga Brothers (1845-46)
Illustrations of Old and New Ballad Dramas (1847-52)
Illustrated History of Japan (~1849-50)
The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji (1852)


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: ~1835
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tōbei (Kinkōdō)
Format: Horizonal aiban with three designs on each print
Number of Prints: 4/4
References: Stewart, van Vleck (p.187-188), Albuquerque (696-697)

Slideshow

Acts 1, 2 and 3
Act I (Daijo), Act II (Nidanme), and Act III (Sandanme)

Acts 4, 5 and 6
Act IV (Yodanme), Act V (Godanme), and Act VI (Rokudanme)

Acts 7, 8 and 9
Act VII (Shichidanme), Act VIII (Hachidanme), and Act IX (Kudanme)

Acts 10 and 11
Act X (Jūdanme), Act XI (Jūichidanme), and the Incense-offering Scene (Shōkō-ba)


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Publisher: Fujiokaya Hikotarō (Shōgendō)
Format: Horizonal aiban
Number of Prints: 12/12

Slideshow

Act 1
Act I (Daijo)

Act 2
Act II (Nidanme)

Act 3
Act III (Sandanme)

Act 4
Act IV (Yodanme)

Act 5
Act V (Godanme)

Act 6
Act VI (Rokudanme)

Act 7
Act VII (Shichidanme)

Act 8
Act VIII (Hachidanme)

Act 9
Act IX (Kudanme)

Act 10
Act X (Jūdanme)

Act 11
Act XI (Jūichidanme)

Finale
Finale (Taibi)


Comical Parodies of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Mitate Kokkei Chūshingura)
見立滑稽忠臣蔵

Date: 1830-31
Publisher: Yamamotoya Heikichi (Eikyūdō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 5/5
References: Strange

Slideshow

Acts 1, 2 and 3
Acts I, II, and III

Acts 3, 4 and 5
Acts III, IV, and V

Acts 6 and 7
Acts VI and VII

Acts 8, 9 and 10
Acts VIII, IX, and X

Act 11
Act XI


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers in Toba-e style
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1835
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Kikakudō)
Format: Horizontal yotsugiri (quarter ōban)
Number of Prints: 14/?

Slideshow

Act 1
Act 1

Act 2
Act II

Act 2
Act III

Act 6
Act VI

Act 7
Act VII

Act 7
Act VII

Act 7
Act VII

Act 7
Act VII

Act 7
Act VII

Act 8
Act VIII

Act 9
Act IX

Act 10
Act X

Act 11
Act XI

Act 11
Act XI


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1835-39
Publisher: Senichi
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 16/16
References: Memorial Catalogue (83), Strange (Catalogue, Chapter VII), Stewart , van Vleck (p.185-187), Albuquerque (669-683)

Slideshow

Act 1
Act I (Daijo)

Act 2
Act II (Nidanme)

Act 3
Act III (Sandanme)

Act 4
Act IV (Yondanme)

Act 5
Act V (Godanme)

Act 6
Act VI (Rokudanme)

Act 7
Act VII (Shichidanme)

Act 8
Act VIII (Hachidanme)

Act 9
Act IX, Honzo Commits Suicide, and Yuranosuke Sets Off to Complete his Vengeance

Act 10
Act X (Jūdanme)

Act 11 Part 1
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 1: The Night Attack Advances (Jūichidanme ichi, youchi oshiyose)

Act 11 Part 2
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 2: Breaking into the House (Youchi ni, rannyū)

Act 11 Part 3
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 3: Achieving the Goal (Youchi san, honmō)

Act 11 Part 4
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 4: The Withdrawal (Youchi yon, hikitori)

Act 11 Part 5
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 5: The Retreat across Ryōgoku Bridge (Youchi yon, Ryōgoku hikitori)

Act 11 Part 6
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 6: Offering Incense (Youchi roku, shōkō ba)


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1843-47
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 12/12
References: Memorial Catalogue (196), Stewart , van Vleck (p.187)

Slideshow

Act 1
Act I, Wakasanosuke Confronts Moronao before the Entrance to the Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura

Act 2
Act II, Konami Brings Tea to Rikiya as Honzo Cuts the Branch of a Pine in Front of Wakasanosuke

Act 3
Act III, Kampei Chases a Group of Ruffians Away from Okaru before the Shogun's Palace

Act 4
Act IV, Yuranosuke Swears Revenge Outside his Master's Mansion in Edo

Act 5
Act V, Sadakuro Counts the Stolen Gold

Act 6
Act VI, Kampei Returns Home as Okaru is Leaving for Kyoto

Act 7
Act VII, Yuranosuke Plays the Fool at the Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto

Act 8
Act VIII, Tonase and Konami Pass Mt. Fuji on Their Way to Find Rikiya

Act 9
Act IX, Honzo Prepares to Commit Suicide to Atone for his Complicity in Enya's Death

Act 10
Act X, One of the Ronin Prepares to Seize Osono, Gihei's Temporarily Estranged Wife, to Cut Off her Hair

Act 11 Part 1
Act XI, Part 1, The Night Attack on Moronao's Mansion

Act 11 Part 2
Act XI, Part 2, The Ronin Remeet at the Harbor at Takanawa to Travel Toward Sengaku Temple


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)

Date: 1845
Publisher: Fuji-kei
Format: Chūban
Number of Prints: 6/12
References: Stewart

Slideshow

Act 2
Act II

Act 3
Act III

Act 7
Act VII

Act 8
Act VIII

Act 9
Act IX

Act 11 Episode 2
Act XI 2nd Episode


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Marusei
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 10/12
References: Stewart

Slideshow

Act 1
Act I

Act 3
Act III

Act 4
Act IV

Act 5
Act V (Godanme)

Act 6
Act VI

Act 7
Act VII

Act 8
Act VIII

Act 9
Act IX (Kudanme)

Act 10
Act X (Jūdanme)

Act 11 Episode 2
Act XI 2nd Episode: The Incense-offering Scene (Shōkō ba)


The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki) Kikakudō
Format: Koban
Number of Prints: 8/?

Slideshow

Act 2
Act II (Nidan-me)

Act 3
Act III (Sandan-me)

Act 4
Act IV (Yodan-me)

Act 5
Act V (Godan-me)

Act 6
Act VI (Rokudan-me)

Act 7
Act VII (Nanadan-me)

Act 8
Act VIII (Hachidan-me)

End
The End (Taibi)


Triptychs

Triptych image
Revenge of the Loyal Retainers
(Gishi katakiuchi no zu)
The ronin assemble before the castle of Ko no Moronao before their attack. Date: 1846 Publisher: Aritaya Kiyo-e mon


The Life of Yoshitsune
(Yoshitsune ichidai zue)

Date: 1832-34
Publisher: Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 10/10
References: Memorial Catalogue (82), Stewart , van Vleck (p.191-2), Albuquerque (710-717)
The series is ordered here according to that catalogued at the British Museum.

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Image 1
1 Tokiwa Gozen Wanders with Her Three Children (Hattan, Sanshi o tomonatte Tokiwa Gozen hyōrō su)

Image 2
2 At Sōjō-ga-tani on Kurama Mountain, Ushiwakamaru Learns Swordplay from Strange Masters (Nikai, Kuramayama Sōjō-ga-tani ni oite Ushiwakamaru ijin yori kenpō o manabu)

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3 Yoshitsune's night-attack against the Taira army at Mount Mikusa (Migusa-yama gosen Yoshitsune Heijinbatsu yoru utsu)

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4 Yoshitsune Rushing Headlong at Hiyodorigoe in Ichinotani (Yoshitsune chiryaku Ichi-no-Tani Hiyodari-goe saka-otoshi)

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5 Taking the Shortcut, Yoshitsune Clambers up the Steep and Dangerous Precipice at Hiyodori Pass (Kandō ni omomuku yoshitsune hiyodorigoe no kenshun nansho o yojinoboru)

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6 Ise no Saburō Swears Loyalty to Ushiwakamaru (Ise no Saburō ga inka ni yadorite ushiwaka shūju no keiyaku su)

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7 Ushiwakamaru Stealthily Looks at the Secret Book of Kiichi Hōgan (Nanakai, Ushiwakamaru hisoka ni Kiichi Hōgan no hisho o miru)

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8 At the Gojō Shrine, Ushiwakamaru Defeats Tankai of Shirakawa (Hachikai, Gojō no yashiro ni Ushiwakamaru Shirakawa no Tankai o uchitori)

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9 On Gojō Bridge, Ushiwakamaru Defeats Musashibō Benkei (Kyūkai, Gojō no hashi ni Ushiwakamaru Musashibō Benkei o fusu)

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10 The Killing of Sanada-no-yoichi (Koeagan-mine ni Ushiwaka Seki-ga-hara Yoichi uchikiru)


The Life of Yoshitsune
(Yoshitsune Ichidaiki Zue)

Date: 1843-47
Publisher: Takō
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 5/10?
References: Memorial Catalogue (193), Stewart

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Image 1
Opening (Tokiwa Gozen with two ladies) (Hottan (Tokiwa Gozen))

Image 2
2 Ushiwakamaru

Image 3
3 Oniwaka

Image 5
5 Ushiwakamaru and Jōruri-hime

Image 7
7 Ushiwakamaru and Kiichi Hōgen's Daughter (Kiichi Hōgen no musume)


Scenes from Chinese and Japanese History

Date: 1835-40
Publisher: Fujiokaya Hikotarō (Fujihiko) Shōgendō
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 5/?
References: Stewart

Slideshow

Image 1
Chōki defending Chohan Bridge (from Sangoku-shi: Chinese story) ((Chōhankyō Chōhi Sōsō Jin wo Nonoshiru from Sangoku-shi))

Image 2
Kajiwara Genda Kagesuye stopping to tighten his horse's girth, and so allowing Sasake Takatsuna to get across the Uji river first in 1184 (from the Tale of Heike: Japanese story) (Sasaki Takatsuna Kajiwara Kagesue Ujigawa Senjin (from Heike Monogatari))

Image 3
Kumagai Naozane Killing Taira no Atsumori at Ichi no Tani in 1184 (from The Tale of Heike Clan: Japanese story) (Kumagai (Jirō Naosada ), (Taira no) Atsumori Kumitsuke from Heike Monogatari)

Image 4
Nitta Yoshisada Prays to the Dragon God at Inamura Point in 1333 (from Taiheiki: Japanese story) (Nitta Yoshisada Inamuragasaki ni oite Ryūjin ni Inoru (from Taihei-ki))

Image 5
Sato Tadanobu Battles with the Priest Kakuhan in the Yoshino Mountains (from The Biography of Yoshitsune: Japanese story) (Satō Tadanobu Yoshino Sanchū Kakuhan o Utsu from Yoshitsune-ki)


A Compendium of Historical Sites in the Eastern Capital
(Tōto kyūseki zukushi)
東都旧跡尽

Date: 1845–46
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurinō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 10/?
References: Memorial Catalogue (195), Strange , Stewart, Albuquerque (721-722)

Stewart lists only 8 prints. This set was acquired as 10 prints. Thanks to Peter Gallagher for bringing them to my attention.

Slideshow

Image 1
The Old Story of Azuma-no-mori (Azuma-no-mori no koji)

Image 2

Image 3
Ancient View of Kasumigaseki (Kasumigaseki no Kozu)

Image 4
Kinryūzan Temple in Asakusa: The Story of the Kannon Image (Asakusa Kinryūzan, Kanzeon yurai)

Image 5
Mokubo-ji Temple: The Story of Umewaka (Mokubo-ji, Umewaka no yurai)

Image 6
The Old Story of Otama's Pond in Kanda (Kanda Otama-ga-ike no koji)

Image 7
The Lonely House at Asajigahara: The Story of the Stone Pillow (Asajigahara hitotsuya, ishi no makura no yurai)

Image 8
The Sumida River: The Old Story of the Capital Birds (Sumidagawa, miyakodori no koji)

Image 9

Image 10
The Old Story of the Village of Kerria Roses in Takada (Takada yamabuki no sato, koji)


Illustrations of Loyalty and Vengeance
(Chūkō adauchi zue)

Date: 1844-45
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 16/19
References: Memorial Catalogue (196), Stewart, Albuquerque (723)

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Champion Sumō Wrestlers Victorious in Two Generations (Sekitori nidai no shōbuzuke)

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Miracle at Hakone (Hakone reigenki)

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Mirror Mountain (Kagamiyama)

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Ragged Brocades (Tsuzure no nishiki)

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Revenge at Iga Pass (Igagoe)

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The God of Hikosan (Hikosan Gongen)

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The Grave of Uguisu (Uguisu-zuka)

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The Story of Jiraiya (Jiraiya banashi)

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The Tale of Kameyama (Kameyama banashi)

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The Tale of Shiraishi (Shiraishi banashi)

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Tengajaya

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Miyamoto Musashi saving a woman

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Yasue (Yasue)

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Tamiya Bōtarō Pulling on His Nanny Otsuji's Kimono Sleeve (Konpira Rishōki)

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Gappo battling Saeda Daigakunosuke (Gappō ga Tuji)

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Illustrated Tale of the Soga Brothers
Soga monogatari zue

Date: 1844-47
Publisher: Ibaya Senzaburō (Dansendō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 31/?
References: Memorial Catalogue (196), Strange (Catalogue, Chapter VII), Stewart, Albuquerque (701-709)

This series was originally found as a set of 30 prints (numbers 1 to 30) and have been ordered according to the set presented on the Odawara City Pages.
Print number 31 also appears to belong to this series.

Albuquerque detail two editions published by Dansendo (Ibasen) in 1848 and Yamaguchi-ya (Tobei) in 1858.

Slideshow

Image 1
(1) The Soga Brothers' father, Kawazu no Saburō Sukemichi (left), defeating Matano Gorō Kagehisa (right).

Image 2
(2) Yahata Saburō and Ōmi Kotōta (Kudō Suketsune's vassals) trying to Assassinate Kawazu Saburo (Soga Brother's Father)

Image 3
(3) Soga Brothers (Ichimanmaru and Hakoōmaru) and Their Mother

Image 4
(4) Soga Brothers are almost Beheaded, but Hōjō Wada Saved them at Yuigahama Beach

Image 5
(5) Hakoōmaru Holding a Big Rock

Image 6
(6) Hakoōmaru Meeting Kudō Saemon

Image 7
(7) Hakoōmaru is leaving the temple to see his elder brother

Image 8
(8) Hojo Tokimune and Soga no Juro Sukenari celebrate Goro's coming of age

Image 9
(9) Soga Goro and Soga Juro with their Mother

Image 10
(10) Soga Brothers Try to Kill Suketsune

Image 11
(11) Asahina Saburō Fights Yawata Shichirō

Image 12
(12) Sukenari (Jūrō) and Tokimune (Gorō) and Their Mother Have a Farewell Party before Revenge

Image 13
(13) Gorō Tokimune and Jūrō Sukenari on Horseback

Image 14
(14) Tora-gozen Seated on Balcony Looking Down on Jūrō

Image 15
(15) Asahina Saburō pulling Gorō Tokimune

Image 16
(16) Tora Gozen at Wada Yoshimori's Banquet

Image 17
(17) Jūrō and Gorō at the Hunting Ground at Miharano

Image 18
(18)

Image 19
(19)

Image 20
(20) Oniō and Dōzaburo, Soga Brothers' Vassals

Image 21
(21) Sukenari Dancing at Makigari

Image 22
(22) Ōiso-no-Maihime telling Soga Brothers Where Suketsune is

Image 23
(23) The Soga Brothers sneaked in their enemy, Kudo Suketsune's bedroom at night

Image 24
(24)

Image 25
(25) Jūrō Sukenari Was Killed by Nitta Shiro Tadatsune at Age 22

Image 26
(26)

Image 27
(27) Zenjibō

Image 28
(28) Kewaizaka no Shōshō Cut Her Hair To Be a Nun

Image 29
(29)

Image 30
(30) After Brother's Death, They Were Worshipped as Shōmei-Kōjin

Image 31
(31) The Reprieve of Execution of the Brothers


Illustrations of Old and New Ballad Dramas
Kokon Jōruri Tsukushi

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki) Kikakudō
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 14/?15
References: Memorial Catalogue (194), Strange ( Chapter 7, Catalogue), Stewart

Slideshow

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Akogi no Heiji being arrested for fishing in forbidden waters (Seishu Akogigaura Hamabe)

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Ashikaga Yorikane (Meiboku Sendai Hagi)

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Chushingura Act 3 (Chūshingura Sandan-me Michiyuki)

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Chushingura Act 8 (Chūshingura Hachidan-me)

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Higuchi Jirō (Hiragana Seisuiki)

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Chūbei, the Farmer (Hyakushō) Magoemon, and the Courtesan (Keisei) Umegawa in Keisei Koibikyaku Ninokuchi-mura

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Kagami Mountain (Kagami yama Kokyō no Nishiki-e)

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Love Story of Osome and Hisamatsu (Somemoyō Imose no Kadomatsu)

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Ohan and Obiya Choemon eloping in the drama Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami

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Priest Karukaya Meets His Son Ishidōmaru on Mount Kōya (Karukaya Dōshin Tsukushi no Iezuto)

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Yazama Jūtarō and His Wife (Nyōbō) Orie in Chûshin Kōshaku Yukifuri no dan

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Shizuka Gozen and Tadanobu in Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees (Yoshitsune Senbonzakura Michiyuki)

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Gompachi dreaming (Gompachi yume no dan)

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Shunkan and Oyasu in Himekomatsu Nenohi Asobi Shima Monogatari


Illustrated History of Japan
Honchō nenreki zue

Date: ~1849-50
Publisher: Jōshūya Kinzō
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 11/14
References: Memorial Catalogue (196)

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Image 1
No.1 Izanami and Izanagi on the Floating Bridge of Heaven (Ame no Ukihashi)

Image 2
No.2 The Gods Play Music to Lure the Imperial Brilliance (Shojin gaku o kanete Kōki o sasou)

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No.3 Mount Fuji Appearing from the Mist (Kyūmu hirakete fuhō o genzu)

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No.4 Trial of strength with the village strong man (Kuehaya chikara-diaspi nomi sukune Taima)

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No.5 The Divine Sword Cuts Back the Grass and Turns the Fire on the Enemies (Shinken kusa o nagite izoku o yaku)

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No.6 (Jingū Kōgō)

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No.7 The Emperor Climbs to a High Place and Observes the Cooking Fires (Kō takaki ni noborite sōen o misunarasu)

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No.8 Accompanied by the Turtle, Urashima Enters the Land of Immortals (Kame tomonaite Urō Hōrai ni iru)

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No.10 Sayo-hime watching the departing ships (Retsu-fu wakari oshigatte ishi to nari Sayo-hime)

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No.12 Encounter between Senjo and Shotoku Taishi (Shotoku Taishi michi ni kojo o tomonau)

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No.13 Kamatari dispatches Iruka (Kamatari seikei Iruka chu)

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No.14 The mountain in Mino province, with sake, Yoro waterfall (Enju fuisen waki mino-daki Yoro-taki)


The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji
Genji monogatari gojūyon jō

Date: 1852
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 5/5
References: Memorial Catalogue (196), Stewart, Albuquerque (720)

An early 11th century romance by Lady Murasaki in 54 chapters.

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Image Chapter 1
Kiritsubo
Chapter 1: Showing the infant Genji being presented to his father the Emperor.

Image Chapter 2
Hahakigi
Chapter 2

Image Chapter 3
Utsusemi
Chapter 3: Showing a lady escaping Genji's advances and leaving an empty robe behind

Image Chapter 4
Yūgao
Chapter 4: Showing Genji's servant receiving flowers on a fan from Yūgao's servant.

Image Chapter 5
Wakamurasaki
Chapter 5: Showing Genji's first glimpse of young Murasaki.