The 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden, Part II

 

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Ju-unryű (or Nyűunryű) K˘sonsh˘ (入雲龍公孫勝)

Chinese name: Gongsun Sheng

Scene: Ju-unryű K˘sonsh˘ holding up a short sword and making a magical gesture with his other hand; a dragon surrounds the rock on which he stands

Robinson: S2.26

Klompmakers: 10

 

 

Japanese name: Kanchikotsuritsu Shuki (旱地忽律朱貴)

Chinese name: Zhu Gui

Scene: Kanchikotsuritsu Shuki, bare-chested and tattooed, on a balcony overlooking a wide river, fitting to his bow a humming-bulb arrow containing a concealed message

Robinson: S2.27

Klompmakers: 7

 

NOTE: The seal on the bottom of the print is that of the publisher Kaga-ya Kichiemon

 

Another state also published by Kaga-ya Kichiemon

1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon), Pub

 

This later printing from 1842-1846 (censor Watanabe Sh˘emon) was published by Iba-ya Sensabur˘

 

 

Seal of publisher Kaga-ya Kichiemon

 

Seal of publisher Iba-ya Sensabur˘

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kikenji Toky˘ (or Kirenji Tok˘, 鬼膾児杜興)

Chinese name: Du Xing

Scene: Kikenji Toky˘, bare-chested and tattooed, lifting a huge temple bell above a cowering foe

Robinson: S2.28

Klompmakers: 36

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

A later edition of the above print with the seal of the publisher Iba-ya Sensabur˘ in the bottom left corner

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kimm˘ken Dankeijű (金毛犬段景住)

Chinese name: Duan Jingzhu

Scene: Kimm˘ken Dankeijű, bare-chested and tattooed, watches the departure of an armed gang of horse thieves with a flaming torch at his feet

Robinson: S2.29

Klompmakers: 46

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kimpy˘shi (or Kinhy˘shi) Y˘rin (錦豹子揚林)

Chinese name: Yang Lin

Scene: Kimpy˘shi Y˘rin after the battle of K˘t˘shű, in a straw cloak on a windy day, carrying a barbed and hooked pole-arm

Robinson: S2.30

Klompmakers: 28

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kinsempy˘shi T˘ryű (金銭豹子湯隆)

Chinese name: Tang Long

Scene: Kinsempy˘shi T˘ryű the smith, bare-chested and seated on a mat by his fire and anvil, tests the straightness of an iron bar

Robinson: S2.31

Klompmakers: 29

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kins˘shu Jonei (金槍手徐寧)

Chinese name: Xu Ning

Scene: Kins˘shu Jonei cutting down sparrows in flight with his hooked spear; two spectators of distinctly western appearance

Robinson: S2.32

Klompmakers: 33

 

 

Japanese name: Koj˘s˘ Jisen (鼓上蚤時遷)

Chinese name: Shi Qian

Scene: Koj˘s˘ Jisen in a tree by moonlight, shining his lantern towards the ground

Robinson: S2.33

Klompmakers: 32

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kokusempű Riki (黒旋風李逵)

Chinese name: Li Kui

Scene: Kokusempű Riki in a drunken fury attacking the gate of the Hakury˘jin Temple with a huge axe; another axe already buried in the woodwork (he had been expelled from the temple where he was a priest)

Robinson: S2.34

Klompmakers: 22

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Konk˘ryű Rishun (混江龍李俊)

Chinese name: Li Jun

Scene: Konk˘ryű Rishun bare-chested in the water capsizing an enemy boat

Robinson: S2.35

Klompmakers: 35

 

NOTE: This print has neither the seal of a publisher nor of a censor.

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Konseima˘ Hanzui (混世魔王樊瑞)

Chinese name: Fan Rui

Scene: Konseima˘ Hanzui, spear in hand and his rearing black horse behind him, recoils from a shower of stones and an apparition of demons

Robinson: S2.36

Klompmakers: 54

 

 

A later edition of the above print with the demons completely redrawn

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kosanry˘ Ichij˘sei (扈三娘一丈青)

Chinese name: Hu San

Scene: Kosanry˘ Ichij˘sei, a sword in either hand, cuts flying arrows, her horse behind her; she was the daughter of the general Kotaik˘

Robinson: S2.37

Klompmakers: 25

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kwakubimba (or Kassenba) ďteiroku (霍閃婆王定六)

Chinese name: Wang Dingliu

Scene: Kwakubimba ďteiroku overcoming three foes, one of whom he lifts above his head

Robinson: S2.38

Klompmakers: 48

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kaosh˘ Rochishin (花和尚魯智深魯達)

Chinese name: Lu Da or Lu Zhishen

Scene: Kaosh˘ Rochishin (formerly called ôRotatsuö) is a monk turned brigand.á He is smashing through a pine trunk with his great iron club to intimidate guards escorting Lin Chong into exile.

Robinson: S2.39

Klompmakers: 6

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kwatsuenra (or Katsuenra) Gensh˘shichi (活閻羅阮小七)

Chinese name: Ruan Xiaoqi

Scene: Kwatsuyenra Gensh˘shichi, in a boat, sheltering from flying arrows under a tiger skin

Robinson: S2.40

Klompmakers: 14

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kyumonry˘ Shishin (九紋龍支) and Ch˘kanko Chintatsu (水滸伝 史進)

Chinese name: Shi Jin and Chen Da

Scene: Kyumonry˘ Shishin (九紋龍史進), bare-chested and tattooed, armed with a pole, overthrows an armored foe, Ch˘kanko Chintatsu (跳澗虎陳達)

Robinson: S2.41

Klompmakers: 1

 

 

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kyumonry˘ Shishin (九紋龍史進)

Chinese name: Shi Jin

Scene: Kyumonry˘ Shishin seated on a vanquished adversary , parrying a flying sword

with his pole

Robinson: S2.42

Klompmakers: 3b

 

NOTE: This is a later state than the complete first state triptych illustrated under S2.12 in Part I

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Kyumonry˘ Shishin (九紋龍史進)

Chinese name: Shi Jin

Scene: Kyumonry˘ Shishin, chest and right arm bared and holding a drawn sword, seated on a vanquished foe, Kyűsh˘-otsu Hitenyasha with Rochishin in the background in pursuit of the enemy, and the burning Gwaranji Temple

Robinson: S2.43

Klompmakers: 5

 

NOTE: This print was published by Iba-ya Sensabur˘ about 1845.

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

Japanese name: Seibokkan Kakushibun (井木案郝思文)

Chinese name: Hao Siwen

Scene: Seibokkan Kakushibun, bareheaded in armor in the snow, wields his sword with both hands

Robinson: S2.56

Klompmakers: 40c

 

Japanese name: Kyűsemp˘ Sakuch˘ (急先鋒索超)

Chinese name: Suo Chao

Scene: Kyűsemp˘ Sakuch˘ at the Battle of Peking, armored on a black horse plunging through the snow, and wielding a large axe

Robinson: S2.44

Klompmakers: 40b

Japanese name: Temmokush˘ H˘ki (天目將彭玘)

Chinese name: Peng Qi

Scene: Temmokush˘ H˘ki in a black bearskin cloak in the snow, stretching a cord with a noose at the end

Robinson: S2.71

Klompmakers: 40a

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Ma'unkinshi ďho (摩雲金翅歐鵬)

Chinese name: Ou Peng

Scene: Ma'unkinshi ďho

with a drawn sword seizes an adversary by the scruff of the neck in the Castle of Seishű

Robinson: S2.45

Klompmakers: 34

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Mochakuten Tosen (摸著天杜遷)

Chinese name: Du Qian

Scene:, right arm and shoulder bare, draws his sword from behind his back

Robinson: S2.46

Klompmakers: 13c

 

NOTE: See S2.23 in Part I for the complete triptych

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

Japanese name: Unrikong˘ S˘man (雲里金剛宋萬) and Dokkwasei K˘ry˘ (獨火星孔亮)

Chinese name: Song Wan and Kong Liang

Scene: Unrikong˘ S˘man, under the wall of Peking Castle, holds up a burning match; Dokkwasei K˘ry˘ crouches behind him with a short bamboo pole

Robinson: S2.73

Klompmakers: 43b

Japanese name: M˘t˘sei K˘mei (毛頭星孔明)

Chinese name: Kong Ming

Scene: M˘t˘sei K˘mei throttling a sentry under the wall of Peking Castle Robinson: S2.47

Klompmakers: 43a

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: Nyűbinata (or Happinata) K˘jű (八臂哪項充)

Chinese name: Xiang Chong

Scene: Nyűbinata K˘jű armored, with spear, on a prancing horse; background of stormy wind

Robinson: S2.48

Klompmakers: 38

 

Kuniyoshi - 108 Heroes of the Popular Suikoden (S2

 

Japanese name: R˘rihakuch˘ Ch˘jun (浪裡白跳張順)

Chinese name: Zhang Shun

Scene: R˘rihakuch˘ Ch˘jun, wearing a loincloth and tattooed, with a sword between his teeth, forces apart the bars of a water-gate.

Robinson: S2.49

Klompmakers: 56

 

NOTE: A later edition of this print was published about 1845 by Iba-ya Sensabur˘.

ôRobinsonö refers to listing in Kuniyoshi: The Warrior-Prints by Basil William Robinson (Cornell University Press, Ithaca, NY, 1982) and its privately published supplement.

ôKlompmakersö refers to listing in Of Brigands and Bravery, Kuniyoshi's Heroes of the Suikoden by Inge Klompmakers (Hotei Publishing, Leiden, The Netherlands, 1998).

 

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