Kuniyoshi. The Faithful Samurai.

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Kuniyoshi The Faithful Samurai deals with the most famous series – the Seichū gishi den (1847-48) and its sequel the Seichū gishin den (1848) – of the forty-seven masterless samurai (rōnin) by Utagawa Kuniyoshi .

The true 18th-century tale of revenge by forty-seven rōnin for the death of their lord was enormously popular in Japan: it was dramatised for the Kabuki theatre and its heroes were often depicted in ukiyo-e prints. Kuniyoshi (1797-1861) was a master in the genre of warrior prints, and his series expressively portrays these warrior ‘folk heroes’. Dr. Weinberg’s book also includes translations of the texts which appear on the prints and which recount each hero’s exploits. In addition, there are photographs of the relics of the masterless samurai and the ruins of their castle in Akō.

Auteur David R. Weinberg
Uitgever Hotei Publishing
Taal Engels  
Jaar van uitgave 2005
Afmetingen 24,5 x 29,7 cm
Kenmerken Paperback, 192 pagina's, 87 kleur illustraties
ISBN 9789074822855