Individual Warrior Prints

1836

These prints are listed in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement as S1d.

 

Scene: Sakata Kaido-maru (坂田怪童丸), who is also known as Kintarô and as Kintoki, struggling with a huge carp in a waterfall

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburô or Kaga-ya Kichiemon

Date: c. 1836

Robinson: S1d.1

 

NOTE: This is a first edition print published by Iba-ya Sensaburô 

 

A later edition of the above print published by Kaga-ya Kichiemon, whose seal is on the right side about three-quarters of the way down

 

 

 

A key block print for the above design

 

Scene: Ono no Komachi praying for rain (雨乞小町)

Publisher: Iba-ya Sensaburô  (this print also exists with the seal of publisher Kaga-ya Kichiemon)

Date: c. 1836

Robinson: S1d.2

 

 

 

Scene: The rakan (Buddhist holy man) Nakasaina Sonja seated on a rock with a dragon emerging from the bowel in his hands

Publisher: Kaga-ya Kichiemon

Date: c. 1836

Robinson: S1d.3

 

NOTE: Nagasena is one of the original sixteen disciples of the Buddha

 

Scene: The sennin Kikujidô (Ch’u-tsu-tung in Chinese) as an androgynous youth in Chinese clothes seated among chrysanthemums

Publisher: Kaga-ya Kichiemon

Date: c. 1836

Robinson: S1d.4

 

NOTE: Sennin are female Immortals in Taoism.  In Buddhist Japan, the term referred to mountain dwelling hermits possessing magical powers. 

“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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