Warriors and Historical Figures

 

Warrior prints are known as musha-e. This table follows Robinsons* precedent in using an extremely broad definition of warriors that includes all sorts of men and women from the history and legends of Japan.

Series

Date

Robinson

1982*

Robinson 1961

Schaap

1998

Individual warrior prints (not in series)

 

S1

 

 

The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (Tszoku Suikoden gketsu hyaku-hachi-nin no hitori)

1827-1845

S2

3

1

108 Heroes of the Suikoden, One by One (Suikoden gketsu hyaku-bachi-nin no hitori)

1830

S2a

 

 

The 108 Heroes of the Suikoden (Suikoden gketsu hyaku-hachi-nin)

1830

S3

4

 

Peoples History of the Suikoden (Haishi Suikoden)

c. 1830

 

 

 

800 Heroes of Our Countrys Suikoden (Honch Suikoden gy happyaku-nin no hitori)

1830-1836

S4

5

 

One and Only Eight Dog History of Old Kyokutei (Kyokutei- seicho Hakkenshi zui-ichi)

1835

S5

25

 

Illustrated Abridged Biography of Ks (Ks go-ichidai ryaku zu)

1835-1836

S6

11

17

Mirror of Military Excellence and Fierce Courage (Buei my kagami)

1836

S7

 

 

Military Brilliance for the Eight Views (Ybu hakkei)

1836

S8

17

 

A Hundred Stories of Military Valor (Buy hyaku den)

1836

S9

23

 

Heroes of the Popular History of the Three Kingdoms, One by One (Tszoku Sangokushi eiy no ichi-nin)

1836

S10

15

 

Universal Divination by the Eight Trigrams, Illustrated (Sheki hakke e)

1837-1838

S11

 

 

Set of Kintar (Kintar zukushi)

1840

S12

 

 

Mirror of the Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety (Nijshi-k dji kagami)

1840

S13

12

 

Biography of Prince Shtoku (Shtoku Taishi go-ichidaiki)

1840

S14

 

 

Documented Characters from the Chronicle of the Ups and Downs of the Minamoto and Taira Clans (Seisuiki jimpin sen)

1840

S15

 

 

Heroes for the Five Elements (Buy go-gy)

1840

S16

 

 

Choice of Heroes for the Twelve Signs (Buy mitate jnishi)

1840

S17

22

2

The Hundred Poets (Hyaku-nin isshu)

1840-1842

S19

32

 

Stories of Wise Women and Faithful Wives (Kenjo reppuden)

1841-1842

S20

21

 

Virtuous Women for the Eight Views (Kenjo hakkei)

1842-1843

S21

20

5

A Hundred Poets from the Literary Heroes of Our Country (Honch buny hyaku-nin isshu)

1842-1843

S22

31

 

 

Twenty-four Paragons of Filial Piety of Our Country (Honch nijshi-k)

1842-1843

S23

28

 

Suikoden of Japanese Heroes (Eiy Yamato Suikoden)

1843

S24

 

 

Ten Wise Women's Fans (Jikken onna gi)

1843

S25

220

 

Ten Brave Retainers of Oguri (Oguri j-yshi no ichi-nin)

1843

S26

30

 

The Hundred Poets of the Inkstand (Sumi-ire hyaku-nin isshu)

c. 1845

S27

 

 

Heroic Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Buy nazorae Genji)

1843

S28

27

3

Mirror of Women of Wisdom and Courage (Keny fujo kagami)

1843

S29

92

 

100 Stories of Famous Women of Our Country (Kokon honch meijo hyaku den)

1843

S30

18

 

Stories of a Hundred Heroes of High Renown (Meik hyaku y den)

1843-1844

S31

29

 

Mirror of Our Countrys Military Elegance (Honch buy kagami)

1845

S32

43

 

Set of Delicate Ladies of Our Country (Honch taoyame soroi no uchi)

1845

S33

39

 

A Hundred Generals Brave in Battle at Kawanakajima (Kawanakajima hyaku ysh sen no uchi )

1845

S34

186

 

Stories of Remarkable Persons of Loyalty and High Reputation (Choke meiyo kijin den)

1845

S35

 

 

Battledores in Patchwork Relief (Oshive hago-ita)

1845

S35a

 

 

The Sixty-odd Provinces of Japan (大日本六十余州之内) is available on another website

1845

S36

37

 

Abridged Stories of Our Countrys Swordsmanship (Honch kendo ryaku den)

1845-1846

S37

33

 

Selection for the Twelve Signs (Mitate jnishi)

1845

S38

 

 

Men of Ready Money with True Labels Attached, Kuniyoshi Fashion (Kuniyoshi moy shfuda tsuketari genkin otoko)

1845

S40

153

 

Copy-book of Loyalty (Chk tenarai-zshi)

1845

S41

 

 

Comparisons of Physical Energy, Date Style (Date moy kekki kura)

1845-1846

S42

174

 

Hodomoyoshis Fashionable tsu Pictures (Hodomoyoshi toki ni tsu-e)

1845-1846

S43

165

 

53 Parallels for the Tkaid Road (東海道五十三対) is available on another website

1845-1846

S44

42

 

Ukiyo-e Comparisons for the Cloudy Chapters of Genji (Genji kumo ukiyoe awase)

1845-1846

S45

36

 

Young Models of Great Achievement (稚立功名鑑)

1843-1846

 

 

 

Ogura Imitations of the One Hundred Poets is reproduced in the book The Hundred Poets Compared, A Print Series by Kuniyoshi, Hiroshige, and Kunisada by, Henk J. Herwig & Joshua S. Mostow (Hotei Publishing, Amsterdam, 2007) and is also available on another website

1845-1848

S46

40

 

108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (chban) (Tszoku Suikoden gketsu hyakuhachi-nin)

1845-1853

S47

6

 

Stories of Strength, In Order (Retsu m den)

1845 & 1855

S48

26

 

Comparisons of True Courage (Shin-y kurabe)

1845 & 1855

S49

 

 

Comparison of the Famous Horses of Brilliant Soldiers (Buei meiba kurabe)

1847-1848

S50

67

 

Skillfully Tempered Sharp Blades (Saetate no uchi kitai no wazamono)

1847-1848

S51

60

 

Heroes for the Eight Views (Gketsu hakkei)

1847-1848

S52

66

 

Stories of Dutifulness and Loyalty in Revenge (Kataki- [or Ada-] uchi chk den)

1847-1848

S53

45

 

Stories of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seich gishi den)

1847-1848

S54

72

 

 

Origins of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Samurai (Seich gishi hottan)

1848

S55

 

 

Stories of Faithful Hearts and True Loyalty (Seich gishin den)

1848

S56

 

 

Comparison of the High Renown of the Loyal Retainers & Faithful Samurai (Chshin gishi kmei kurabe)

1848

S57

78

 

Stories of the Faithful Samurai of the Red Castle (Sekij gishi den)

1848

S58

83

 

Mirror of the Faithful Samurai and Loyal Retainers (Gishi chshin kagami)

1848

S59

82

 

Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety (Morokoshi nijshi-k)

1848

S60

14

 

Thirty-six Famous Battles (Meiyo sanjrokkassen)

1848

S61

51

 

Heroic Stories of the Taiheiki (Teiheiki eiy den)

1848-1849

S62

53

4

Stories of Courageous Generals of the Provinces of Echigo and Kai (Ketsu ysh den)

1848-1849

S63

49

 

Ten Famous Excellencies of Tametomo (Tametomo homare no jikketsu)

1848-1851

S64

46

 

Biography of Yoshitsune (Hodo Yoshitsune koi no Minamoto ichidaiki)

1848-1853

S65

64

 

The Magic Fox of the Three Countries (Sangoku yko zue)

1849-1850

S66

48

 

History of the Eight Dogs of Satomi (Satomi Hakkenden)

1850-1852

S66a

47

 

Selection of Six Men of Wisdom and Courage (Chiy rokkasen)

1850

S67

52

 

Sixteen Stories of Musashi-bo Benkei (Jroku Musashi-b Benkei)

1848-1850

S68

 

 

A Hundred Heroic Stories (Eiy ippyaku den)

1851

S69

 

 

Stories of Chivalrous Persons of Loyalty and Courage (Kykaku giy den)

1851

S70

184

 

Mirror of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Retainers (Seich gishin kagami)

1851

S71

 

 

The Fifty-three Post-stations of the Chshingura (Chshingura gojsan tsuji)

1851

S72

 

 

Courageous Leaders in Thirty-six Battles (Ykwai sanjrokkassen)

1851-1852

S73

68

 

The Sixty-nine Post Stations of the Kisokaid Road (Kisokaid rokujku tsugi)

1852-1853

S74

57

 

Military Brilliance for the Eight Views (Ybu hakkei)

1852

S76

 

 

Thirty-six Hero-poets (Eiy sanjrokkasen)

1852-1853

S77

59

 

Portraits of the Faithful Samurai of True Loyalty (Seich gishi shz)

1853

S78

79

 

Twenty-four Chinese Paragons of Filial Piety (Morokoshi nijshi-k)

1853

S79

13

 

True Portraits of the Faithful Samurai (Gishi shinz)

1853

S80

75

 

Six Select Heroes (Eiy rokkasen)

1853

S81

56

 

 

Twenty-four Generals of Eastern Kai Province, One by One (Ky nijshi sh no hitori)

1853

S82

62

 

Eighteen Generals of Echigo Province, One by One (Echigo jhassh)

1854

S83

 

 

Japanese Heroes for the Twelve Signs (Eiy Yamato jni-shi)

1854

S84

73

 

Stories of Ten Distressed Children (Yakushi j-shi den)

1854

S85

 

 

Kanadehon Chshingura (かなで本忠臣蔵) is available on another website

1854-1855

S86

69

 

 

Mirror of Warriors of Our Country (Honch musha kagami)

1855

S87

74

 

Mirror of Famous Names of Our Country (Honch kmei kagami)

1855

S87a

 

 

Japanese and Chinese Comparisons for the Chapters of Genji (Wakan nazorae Genji)

1855-1856

S88

63

 

Set of Famous Leading Heroes (Nagashira eiy soroi)

1856

S89

71

 

Mirror of the True Loyalty of the Faithful Retainers, Individually (Seich gishin meimei kagami)

1857

S90

77

 

Heroes Matched to the Five Colors (Eiy goshiki awase)

1857

S91

 

 

Mirror of Our Countrys Heroes (Honch eiy kagami)

1858

S92

70

 

Kuniyoshis Analogies for the Six Conditions of Nature (Rokuysei Kuniyoshi jiman)

1860

S93

 

 

Mirror of the Quartets of Retainers of Famous Generals (Meish shi-ten kagami)

1863

S94

 

 

Miscellaneous warrior prints

 

S95

 

 

Warrior triptychs and diptychs

 

T

19, 34 & 44

 

* series number in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement

listing in Kuniyoshi by Basil William Robinson, 1961, Victoria and Albert Museum, London

listing in Heroes and Ghosts: Japanese Prints by Kuniyoshi by Robert Schaap (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, 1998)

 

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