The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: ~1835
Publisher: Yamaguchiya Tōbei (Kinkōdō)
Format: Horizonal ōban with three designs on each print
Number of Prints: 4/4
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.239 #3), Stewart, van Vleck (p.187-188), Albuquerque (696-697), Boston MFA

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Acts 1, 2 and 3
Act I (Daijo),
Act II (Nidanme),
and Act III (Sandanme)
大序 二段目 三段目
Acts 4, 5 and 6
Act IV (Yodanme),
Act V (Godanme),
and Act VI (Rokudanme)
四段目 五段目 六段目
Acts 7, 8 and 9
Act VII (Shichidanme),
Act VIII (Hachidanme),
and Act IX (Kudanme)
七段目 八段目 九段目
Acts 10 and 11
Act X (Jūdanme),
Act XI (Jūichidanme),
and the Incense-offering Scene (Shōkō-ba)
十段目 十一段目 焼香場

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Publisher: Fujiokaya Hikotarō (Shōgendō)
Format: Horizonal aiban
Number of Prints: 12/12
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.242 #4 but prints not listed separately), Boston MFA

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#4.1
Act I (Daijo)
大序
#4.2
Act II (Nidanme)
二段目
#4.3
Act III (Sandanme)
三段目
#4.4
Act IV (Yodanme)
四段目
#4.5
Act V (Godanme)
五段目
#4.6
Act VI (Rokudanme)
六段目
#4.7
Act VII (Shichidanme)
七段目
#4.8
Act VIII (Hachidanme)
八段目
#4.9
Act IX (Kudanme)
九段目
#4.10
Act X (Jūdanme)
十段目
#4.11
Act XI (Jūichidanme)
十一段目
#4.12
Finale (Taibi)
大尾

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: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.252 #26), Strange, Boston MFA

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#26.1
Acts I, II, and III
大序ー三段目
#26.2
Acts III, IV, and V
三段目ー五段目
#26.3
Acts VI and VII
六段目ー七段目
#26.4
Acts VIII, IX, and X
八段目ー十段目
#26.5
Act XI
十一段目

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/?
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.250 #58), Boston MFA

Ukiyo-e shūka 14 says twelve prints but there are fourteen here.

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p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act 1
(鳥羽絵) 大序
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act II
(鳥羽絵) 二段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act II
(鳥羽絵)二段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VI
(鳥羽絵) 六段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VII
(鳥羽絵) 七段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VII
(鳥羽絵) 七段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VII
(鳥羽絵) 七段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VII
(鳥羽絵) 七段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VII
(鳥羽絵) 七段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act VIII
(鳥羽絵) 八段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act IX
(鳥羽絵) 九段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act X
(鳥羽絵) 十段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act XI
(鳥羽絵) 十一段目
p.250 #58
Toba-e Cartoon: Act XI
(鳥羽絵) 十一段目

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1835-39
Publisher: Senichi
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 16/16
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.245 #50), Memorial Catalogue (83), Strange (Catalogue, Chapter VII), Stewart , van Vleck (p.185-187), Albuquerque (669-683), Boston MFA, MIA

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p.245 #50.1
Act I (Daijo)
大序
p.245 #50.2
Act II (Nidanme)
二段目
p.245 #50.3
Act III (Sandanme)
三段目
p.245 #50.4
Act IV (Yondanme)
四段目
p.245 #50.5
Act V (Godanme)
五段目
p.245 #50.6
Act VI (Rokudanme)
六段目
p.245 #50.7
Act VII (Shichidanme)
七段目
p.245 #50.8
Act VIII (Hachidanme)
八段目
p.245 #50.9
Act IX, Honzo Commits Suicide, and Yuranosuke Sets Off to Complete his Vengeance
九段目
p.245 #50.10
Act X (Jūdanme)
十段目
p.245 #50.11
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 1: The Night Attack Advances (Jūichidanme ichi, youchi oshiyose)
十一段目一 夜討押寄
p.245 #50.12
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 2: Breaking into the House
(Youchi ni, rannyū)
夜討二 乱入
p.245 #50.13
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 3: Achieving the Goal
(Youchi san, honmō)
夜討三 本望
p.245 #50.14
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 4: The Withdrawal
(Youchi yon, hikitori)
夜討四 引取
p.245 #50.15
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 5: The Retreat across Ryōgoku Bridge
(Youchi yon, Ryōgoku hikitori)
夜討四(=五) 両国引取
p.245 #50.16
Act XI, The Night Attack, Part 6: Offering Incense
(Youchi roku, shōkō ba)
夜討六 焼香場

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1843-47
Publisher: Aritaya Seiemon
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 12/12
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.245 #49), Memorial Catalogue (196), Stewart , van Vleck (p.187), Boston MFA, MIA

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p.245 #49.
Act I, Wakasanosuke Confronts Moronao before the Entrance to the Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura
大序
p.245 #49.
Act II, Konami Brings Tea to Rikiya as Honzo Cuts the Branch of a Pine in Front of Wakasanosuke
二段目
p.245 #49.3
Act III, Kampei Chases a Group of Ruffians Away from Okaru before the Shogun's Palace
三段目
p.245 #49.4
Act IV, Yuranosuke Swears Revenge Outside his Master's Mansion in Edo
四段目
p.245 #49.
Act V, Sadakuro Counts the Stolen Gold
五段目
p.245 #49.6
Act VI, Kampei Returns Home as Okaru is Leaving for Kyoto
六段目
p.245 #49.7
Act VII, Yuranosuke Plays the Fool at the Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto
七段目
p.245 #49.8
Act VIII, Tonase and Konami Pass Mt. Fuji on Their Way to Find Rikiya
八段目
p.245 #49.9
Act IX, Honzo Prepares to Commit Suicide to Atone for his Complicity in Enya's Death
九段目
p.245 #49.10
Act X, One of the Ronin Prepares to Seize Osono, Gihei's Temporarily Estranged Wife, to Cut Off her Hair
十段目
p.245 #49.
Act XI, Part 1, The Night Attack on Moronao's Mansion
p.245 #49.
Act XI, Part 2, The Ronin Remeet at the Harbor at Takanawa to Travel Toward Sengaku Temple

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: ~1843-46
Publisher: Fujiokaya Keijirō
Format: Chuban
Number of Prints: 9/12
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.236 #21), Stewart, MIA

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Act 2
Act II
Act 3
Act III
Act 3
Act IV
Act 4
Act V
Act 5
Act VII
Act 8
Act VIII
Act 9
Act IX
Act 11 Part 1
Act XI Part I
Night Attack
Act 11 Part 2
Act XI Part II
The Place of Offering Incense

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

Date: 1847–52 (Kōka 4–Kaei 5)
Publisher: Marusei
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 10/12
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.245 #52), Stewart, Boston MFA

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p.245 #52.
Act I
大序
p.245 #52.
Act III
三段目
p.245 #52.4
Act IV
四段目
p.245 #52.5
Act V (Godanme)
五段目
p.245 #52.
Act VI
六段目
p.245 #52.
Act VII
七段目
p.245 #52.
Act VIII
八段目
p.245 #52.9
Act IX (Kudanme)
九段目
p.245 #52.
Act X (Jūdanme)
十段目
p.245 #52.
Act XI 2nd Episode: The Incense-offering Scene
(Shōkō ba)
焼香場

The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers
(Chūshingura)
忠臣蔵

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

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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)
義経一代図絵

Date: 1832-34
Publisher: Tsuruya Kiemon (Senkakudō)
Format: Horizonal ōban
Number of Prints: 10/16
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.243 #85), Memorial Catalogue (82), Stewart , van Vleck (p.191-2), Albuquerque (710-717), Boston MFA, British Museum

The series is ordered here according to that catalogued at the British Museum.

Ukiyo-e shūka 14 lists sixteen prints whereas the Memorial Catalogue says ten (as does Stewart, presumably taking his information from the Memorial Catalogue).

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#85.1
The Beginning: Tokiwa Gozen Wanders with Her Three Children (Hattan, Sanshi o tomonatte Tokiwa Gozen hyōrō su)
発端 三子を伴て常盤御前漂ろうす
#85.2
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)
二回 鞍馬山僧正が谷において牛若丸異人に剣法を学ぶ
#85.3
3 Yoshitsune's night-attack against the Taira army at Mount Mikusa (Migusa-yama gosen Yoshitsune Heijinbatsu yoru utsu)
#85.4
4 Yoshitsune Rushing Headlong at Hiyodorigoe in Ichinotani (Yoshitsune chiryaku Ichi-no-Tani Hiyodari-goe saka-otoshi)
#85.5
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)
#85.6
6 Ise no Saburō Swears Loyalty to Ushiwakamaru (Ise no Saburō ga inka ni yadorite ushiwaka shūju no keiyaku su)
#85.7
7 Ushiwakamaru Stealthily Looks at the Secret Book of Kiichi Hōgan (Nanakai, Ushiwakamaru hisoka ni Kiichi Hōgan no hisho o miru)
七回 牛若丸窃に鬼一法眼カ秘書ヲ見ル
#85.8
8 At the Gojō Shrine, Ushiwakamaru Defeats Tankai of Shirakawa (Hachikai, Gojō no yashiro ni Ushiwakamaru Shirakawa no Tankai o uchitori)
八回 五条の社に牛若丸白川の湛海を打取
#85.9
9 On Gojō Bridge, Ushiwakamaru Defeats Musashibō Benkei (Kyūkai, Gojō no hashi ni Ushiwakamaru Musashibō Benkei o fusu)
九回 五条の橋に牛若丸武蔵坊弁慶を伏す
#85.10
10 The Killing of Sanada-no-yoichi (Koeagan-mine ni Ushiwaka Seki-ga-hara Yoichi uchikiru)

The Life of Yoshitsune
(Yoshitsune Ichidaiki Zue)
義経一代記図絵

Date: 1843-47
Publisher: Takō
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 5/5
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.250 #63), Memorial Catalogue (193), Stewart, Boston MFA

Ukiyo-e shūka 14 lists five prints whereas the Memorial Catalogue lists ten.

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#63.
Opening (Tokiwa Gozen with two ladies) (Hottan (Tokiwa Gozen))
#63.
2 Ushiwakamaru
#63.
3 Oniwaka
#63.4
5 Ushiwakamaru and Jōruri-hime
五回 浄瑠璃姫 牛若丸
#63.5
7 Ushiwakamaru and Kiichi Hōgen's Daughter (Kiichi Hōgen no musume)
七回 牛若丸 鬼一法眼の娘

Untitled Series of Six Poetic Immortals
(Rokkasen)
六歌仙

Date: ~1835–39 (Tenpō 6–10)
Publisher: Fujiokaya Hikotarō (Shōgendō)
Format: Chū-tanzaku
Number of Prints: 6/6
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.240 #9)

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p.240 #9.4
Ariwara no Narihira
在原業平
p.240 #9.6
Bun'ya no Yasuhide
文野康秀
p.240 #9.1
Kisen Hōshi
幸選法師
p.240 #9.3
Ono no Komachi
小野小町
p.240 #9.2
Ōtomo no Kuronushi
大伴黒主
p.240 #9.5
Sōjō Henjō
僧正遍照

Untitled Series of Chinese and Japanese Heroes

Date: 1835-40
Publisher: Fujiokaya Hikotarō (Fujihiko) Shōgendō
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 5/5
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.243 #94), Stewart, Boston MFA, MIA

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#94.4
Chōki defending Chohan Bridge (from Sangoku-shi: Chinese story) ((Chōhankyō Chōhi Sōsō Jin wo Nonoshiru from Sangoku-shi))
長坂橋張飛罵曹操軍
#94.
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))
#94.
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)
#94.
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))
#94.3
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)
佐藤忠信吉野山中覚範ヲ討

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: 10/10
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.251 #47), 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.

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p.251 #47.1
The Old Story of Azuma-no-mori
(Azuma-no-mori no koji)
吾妻の森の故事
p.251 #47.
p.251 #47.
Ancient View of Kasumigaseki
(Kasumigaseki no Kozu)
p.251 #47.2
Kinryūzan Temple in Asakusa: The Story of the Kannon Image
(Asakusa Kinryūzan, Kanzeon yurai)
浅草金竜山 観世音由来
p.251 #47.10
Mokubo-ji Temple: The Story of Umewaka
(Mokubo-ji, Umewaka no yurai)
木母寺 梅若の由来
p.251 #47.5
The Old Story of Otama's Pond in Kanda
(Kanda Otama-ga-ike no koji)
神田於玉ヶ池の故事
p.251 #47.3
The Lonely House at Asajigahara: The Story of the Stone Pillow
(Asajigahara hitotsuya, ishi no makura no yurai)
浅茅ヶ原一ツ家 石の枕の由来
p.251 #47.8
The Sumida River: The Old Story of the Capital Birds
(Sumidagawa, miyakodori no koji)
隅田川 都鳥の古事
p.251 #47.
p.251 #47.7
The Old Story of the Village of Kerria Roses in Takada
(Takada yamabuki no sato, koji)
高田山吹の里故事

Illustrations of Loyalty and Vengeance
(Chūkō adauchi zue)
忠孝仇討図絵

Date: ~1844–45 (Kōka 1–2)
Publisher: Wakasaya Yoichi (Jakurindō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 16/17
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.252 #37), Memorial Catalogue (196), Stewart, Albuquerque (723)

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p.252 #37.11
Champion Sumō Wrestlers Victorious in Two Generations
(Sekitori nidai no shōbuzuke)
関取二代勝負附
p.252 #37.15
Miracle at Hakone
(Hakone reigenki)
箱根霊験記
p.252 #37.3
Mirror Mountain
(Kagamiyama)
加賀見山
p.252 #37.13
Ragged Brocades
(Tsuzure no nishiki)
つづれの錦
p.252 #37.1
Revenge at Iga Pass
(Igagoe)
伊賀越
p.252 #37.16
The God of Hikosan
(Hikosan Gongen)
彦山権現
p.252 #37.2
The Grave of Uguisu
(Uguisu-zuka)
鶯塚
p.252 #37.9
The Story of Jiraiya
(Jiraiya banashi)
自来也咄
p.252 #37.5
The Tale of Kameyama
(Kameyama banashi)
亀山咄
p.252 #37.10
The Tale of Shiraishi
(Shiraishi banashi)
白石噺
p.252 #37.
Tengajaya
天下茶屋
p.252 #37.6
Ganryūjima
(Ganryūjima)
巌流島
p.252 #37.
Yasue
(Yasue)
安方
p.252 #37.8?
The Wetnurse (Menoto) Otsuji and Tamiya Bōtarō (Konpira Rishōki)
金毘羅利生記
p.252 #37.4?
Gappo battling Saeda Daigakunosuke
(Gappō ga Tuji)
合法ヶ辻
p.252 #37.

Illustrated Tale of the Soga Brothers
Soga monogatari zue
曽我物語図絵

Date: ~1845–46 (Kôka 2–3)
Publishers: Yorozuya Kichibei / Ibaya Senzaburō (Dansendō)
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 31/?
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.245 #46), Memorial Catalogue (196), Strange (Catalogue, Chapter VII), Stewart, Albuquerque (701-709)

Ukiyo-e shūka 14 lists 30 prints.

Here the series is ordered according to the set presented on the Odawara City Pages (which differs slightly from the order listed in Ukiyo-e shūka 14).

Another print (here numbered 31) also appears to belong to this series.

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

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p.245 #46.
(1) The Soga Brothers' father, Kawazu no Saburō Sukemichi (left), defeating Matano Gorō Kagehisa (right).
p.245 #46.2
(2) Yahata Saburō and Ōmi Kotōta (Kudō Suketsune's vassals) trying to Assassinate Kawazu Saburo (Soga Brother's Father)
(Yahata Saburō, ōmi Kotōta, Kawazu Saburō)
「八幡三郎」「近江小藤太」「河津三郎」近江河津を射る
p.245 #46.3
(3) The Brothers Envy the Wild Geese
「兄弟の母」「箱王丸」「一万丸」兄弟雁を羡む
p.245 #46.4
(4) Ichiman-maru (Jūrō) and Hakoō-maru (Gorō) About to Be Executed
「箱王丸」「番場忠太」「一万丸」兄弟斬られんとす
p.245 #46.
(5) Hakoōmaru Holding a Big Rock
p.245 #46.6
(6) Hakoōmaru Meeting Kudō Saemon
箱王、祐経に合う
p.245 #46.7
(7) Hakoōmaru is leaving the temple to see his elder brother
「箱王丸」箱王寺をぬけ出す
p.245 #46.8
(8) The Adulthood Ceremony of the Brothers
「北条時政」「十郎祐成」「五郎時宗」兄弟の元服
p.245 #46.
(9) Soga Goro and Soga Juro with their Mother
p.245 #46.
(10) Soga Brothers Try to Kill Suketsune
p.245 #46.11
(11) Asahina Saburō Fights Yawata Shichirō
「朝比奈」「八幡七郎」朝比奈七郎を徴す
p.245 #46.12
(12) Sukenari (Jūrō) and Tokimune (Gorō) with Their Mother
(Soga-no-Haha, Sukenari, Tokimune)
母と兄弟の別れの酒宴
p.245 #46.13
(13) Gorō Tokimune and Jūrō Sukenari on Horseback
「五郎時宗」「十郎祐成」兄弟馬を飛ばして仇を討たんとす
p.245 #46.
(14) Tora-gozen Seated on Balcony Looking Down on Jūrō
p.245 #46.
(15) Asahina Saburō pulling Gorō Tokimune
p.245 #46.16
(16) Tora Gozen at Wada Yoshimori's Banquet
「虎御前」和田酒盛
p.245 #46.17
(17) Jūrō and Gorō at the Hunting Ground at Miharano
兄弟三原野の狩場で機会を得ず
p.245 #46.
(18) Tokimune Visiting Kewaizaka no Shōshō
p.245 #46.
(19) Sukenari and Tokimune Saying Good-bye to Beautiful Flowers
p.245 #46.
(20) Oniō and Dōzaburo, Soga Brothers' Vassals
p.245 #46.
(21) Sukenari Dancing at Makigari
p.245 #46.
(22) Ōiso-no-Maihime telling Soga Brothers Where Suketsune is
p.245 #46.
(23) The Soga Brothers sneaked in their enemy, Kudo Suketsune's bedroom at night
p.245 #46.26
(24) Tokimune and Sukenari Fighting with Yoritomo's Vassals, Yoshika Kojirō and Aikō Saburō
兄弟雨中奮闘
p.245 #46.27
(25) Jūrō Sukenari Was Killed by Nitta Shiro Tadatsune at Age 22
十郎、仁田四郎と格闘
p.245 #46.
(26) Tokimune Caught by Gorōmaru in Woman’s Kimono
p.245 #46.
(27) Zenjibō (Soga’s Youngest Brother) Trying To Commit Suicide
「禅師坊」
p.245 #46.18
(28) Kewaizaka no Shōshō Cut Her Hair To Be a Nun
少将
p.245 #46.
(29) Tora Gozen Holding Sukenari’s Kimono
p.245 #46.
(30) After Brother's Death, They Were Worshipped as Shōmei-Kōjin
p.245 #46.
(31) The Reprieve of Execution of the Brothers
「箱王丸」「一万丸」「曽我太郎祐信」

Illustrations of Old and New Ballad Dramas
Kokon Jōruri Tsukushi
古今浄瑠璃尽

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Sanoya Kihei (Sanoki) Kikakudō
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 14/15
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.253 #21), Memorial Catalogue (194), Strange ( Chapter 7, Catalogue), Stewart

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#21.
Akogi no Heiji being arrested for fishing in forbidden waters
(Seishu Akogigaura Hamabe)
#21.
Ashikaga Yorikane
(Meiboku Sendai Hagi)
#21.
Chushingura Act 3
(Chūshingura Sandan-me Michiyuki)
#21.
Chushingura Act 8
(Chūshingura Hachidan-me)
#21.
Higuchi Jirō (Hiragana Seisuiki)
#21.5
Chūbei, the Farmer (Hyakushō) Magoemon, and the Courtesan (Keisei) Umegawa in Keisei Koibikyaku Ninokuchi-mura
「忠兵衛」「百姓孫右衛門」「傾城梅川」「傾城恋飛脚新口村」
#21.
Kagami Mountain
(Kagami yama Kokyō no Nishiki-e)
#21.8
Osome and Hisamatsu in Somemoyô Imose no Kadomatsu
(Somemoyō Imose no Kadomatsu)
「おそめ」「久松」「染模様妹背門松」
#21.
Ohan and Obiya Choemon eloping in the drama Katsuragawa Renri no Shigarami
#21.
Priest Karukaya Meets His Son Ishidōmaru on Mount Kōya
(Karukaya Dōshin Tsukushi no Iezuto)
#21.11
Yazama Jūtarō and His Wife (Nyōbō) Orie in Chûshin Kōshaku Yukifuri no dan
「矢間重太郎」「女房おりへ」「忠臣講釈雪降の段」
#21.15
Shizuka Gozen and Tadanobu in Yoshitsune and the Thousand Cherry Trees
(Yoshitsune Senbonzakura Michiyuki)
「しづか御前」「忠信」「義経千本桜道行」
#21.
Gompachi dreaming
(Gompachi yume no dan)
#21.12
Shunkan and Oyasu in Himekomatsu Nenohi Asobi Shima Monogatari
「姫小松子ノ日遊島物語」「しゆんかん」「おやす」

Five Heroic Men
(Eiyū gonin otoko)
英雄五人傑

Date: 1847-52
Publisher: Iseya Ichibei
Format: Vertical ōban
Number of Prints: 5/5
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.253 #10)

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p.253 #10.1
Okawa Tomoemon
大川巴右エ門
p.253 #10.2
Ōboshi Yuranosuke
大星由良之助
p.253 #10.3
Karaki Masaemon and Otani
唐木政右エ門 おたに
p.253 #10.4
Miyamoto Musashi
宮本無三四
p.253 #10.5
Yoshioka Kenbō
吉岡兼房

Illustrated History of Japan
Honchō nenreki zue
本朝年暦図絵

Date: ~1849–50 (Kaei 2–3)
Publisher: Jōshūya Kinzō
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 11/14
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.243 #81), Memorial Catalogue (196)

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#81.1
No.1 Izanami and Izanagi on the Floating Bridge of Heaven (Ame no Ukihashi)
一 天の浮橋
#81.2
No.2 The Gods Play Music to Lure the Imperial Brilliance (Shojin gaku o kanete Kōki o sasou)
二 諸神奏楽誘皇輝
#81.3
No.3 Mount Fuji Appearing from the Mist
(Kyūmu hirakete fuhō o genzu)
三 旧霧開現芙峰
#81.4
No.4 Trial of strength with the village strong man (Kuehaya chikara-diaspi nomi sukune Taima)
四 蹴速力競落命
#81.5
No.5 The Divine Sword Cuts Back the Grass and Turns the Fire on the Enemies
(Shinken kusa o nagite izoku o yaku)
五 神剣薙草焼夷賊
#81.6
No.6 (Jingū Kōgō)
六 伏三韓皇威銘石面
#81.7
No.7 The Emperor Climbs to a High Place and Observes the Cooking Fires (Kō takaki ni noborite sōen o misunarasu)
七 皇登高叡覧竃烟
#81.8
No.8 Accompanied by the Turtle, Urashima Enters the Land of Immortals (Kame tomonaite Urō Hōrai ni iru)
八 亀偕郎入蓬来
#81.10
No.10 Sayo-hime watching the departing ships
(Retsu-fu wakari oshigatte ishi to nari Sayo-hime)
十 列婦別惜成石
#81.11
No.11 Encounter between Senjo and Shotoku Taishi (Shotoku Taishi michi ni kojo o tomonau)
十二 聖徳太子道伴孝女
#81.
No.? Kamatari dispatches Iruka
(Kamatari seikei Iruka chu)
鎌子定計誅入鹿
#81.14
No.14 The mountain in Mino province, with sake, Yoro waterfall (Enju fuisen waki mino-daki Yoro-taki)
十四 延壽醴泉涌濃岳

The Fifty-four Chapters of the Tale of Genji
Genji monogatari gojūyon jō
源氏物語五十四帖

Date: 1852 (Kaei 5), intercalary 2nd month
Publisher: Iseya Kanekichi
Format: Horizontal ōban
Number of Prints: 5/5
References: Ukiyo-e shūka 14 (p.246 #37), Memorial Catalogue (196), Stewart, Albuquerque (720)

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

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p.246 #37.1
Kiritsubo
Chapter 1: Showing the infant Genji being presented to his father the Emperor.
桐壺
p.246 #37.2
Hahakigi
Chapter 2
箒木
p.246 #37.3
Utsusemi
Chapter 3: Showing a lady escaping Genji's advances and leaving an empty robe behind
空蝉
p.246 #37.4
Yūgao
Chapter 4: Showing Genji's servant receiving flowers on a fan from Yūgao's servant.
夕顔
p.246 #37.5
Wakamurasaki
Chapter 5: Showing Genji's first glimpse of young Murasaki.
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