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Manufacturer: KIT Publishers
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Binding: Paperback
Dewey Decimal Number: 709
EAN: 9789074822855
ISBN: 9074822851
Label: KIT Publishers
Manufacturer: KIT Publishers
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 192
Publication Date: 2006-01
Publisher: KIT Publishers
Studio: KIT Publishers

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"Kuniyoshi: The Faithful Samurai" is a pioneering publication dealing with the famous Kuniyoshi series of the 47 masterless samurai ("rônin"). It contains two complete series: "Seichô gishi den" ("The faithful samurai, 1847-48") and its sequel "Seichô gishin den", ("The faithful hearts, 1848"). This true nineteenth-century tale of 47 "rônin" avenging the death of their lord is enormously popular in Japan. The dramatized version, commonly known as "Chûshingura", ("Treasury of loyal retainers"), has endured for over 250 years as one of Japan's most popular Kabuki plays. Its heroes were often depicted in Ukiyo-e prints. Kuniyoshi was a master in the genre of warrior prints, and his series expressively portrays these warrior 'folk heroes'. This publication also includes translations of the texts recounting each hero's exploits that appear on the prints.


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Summary: Hiroshige, Shmiroshige.
Comment: Why don't more people know of Kuniyoshi? His prints are action packed, dynamic and engaging. And this rendition of the 47 Ronin is a fantastic collection of some of his most engaging works. Hotei has put out other wonderful collections of Kuniyoshi's work, but this is the one I keep returning to again and again for inspiration. A must own for any Kuniyoshi fan, and very important for anyone interested in Japanese prints.


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