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                                               Chūshingura triptychs
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Series “Kanadehon Chūshingura“ (仮名手本忠臣蔵)

act 01 (dai jo - 大序)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N120

act 02 (ni danme - 弐段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N116

act 03 (san danme - 三段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Izumiya Ichibei
ref: N121-11.26958

act 04 (四段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Izumiya Ichibei
ref: N121-11.26962

act 05 (五段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date:  c. 1840/42
pub: Yamaguchiya Tobei
ref: N106

act 06 (六段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Nishimuraya Yohachi; 2nd edition by unidentified “Daikokuya“ (seal: 両国 大黒屋版; Ryōgoku, Daikokuya han)
ref: N120; 2nd version: N115

act 07 (七段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Sanoya Kihei
ref: N121-11.26957

act 08 (八段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Moriya Jihei
ref: N121-11.26967

act 09 (九段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Ezakiya Kichibei
ref: N120
act 10 (十段目)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840/42
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi
ref: N43; design: N103

act11 (十一段目)
signature: Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: ??
date: c. 1847/49
pub: no seal
ref: N115

description: act 11, conquest of Moronao┤s house
signature: Gototei Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1820
pub: Ezakiya Kichibei
ref: N120-UP4018ff

title: Act 11 of The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers: The Night Attack (Chūshingura jūichi danme, youchi no zu - 忠臣蔵十一段目 夜討之図)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1825
pub: Ezakiya Kichibei
ref: N121-00.1077

title: The nigth attack of the loyal retainers (Chūshingura youchi no zu - 忠臣蔵夜討ノ図)
signature: ōju Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1835
pub: Moriya Jihei
ref: N97-100-1481ff

title: The Incense Burning in the Drama of the Loyal Retainers (Chūshingura shoko no zu - 忠臣蔵焼香ノ圖)
signature: ōju Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840
pub: Kawaguchiya Uhei
ref: N88

title: The Night Attack in The Storehouse of Loyal Retainers: The Twenty-four Major Retainers and the Twenty-three Minor Retainers Assemble at Ryōgoku Bridge (Chűshingura youchi ˘te no gishi nijūyonin karamete no gishi nijūsannin Ryōgoku-bashi ni kaigō zu - 忠臣蔵夜討大手ノ義士廿四人搦手ノ義士廿三人弐国橋会合図)
signature: Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1840
pub: Moriya Jihei
ref: N121-11.40107a-c

title: Child performance, image of the Chūshingura (kodomo kyōgen - Chūshingura no zu - 子供狂言 忠臣蔵の図)
signature: ōju Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1843
pub: Yamaguchiya Tobei
ref: N154
title: The departure of the loyal retainers (Chūshingura shishuto no zu - 誠忠義士首途之圖)
signature: ōju Kōchōrō Kunisada ga
size: ōban, one sheet of a triptych
censor: kiwame
date: c. 1847/49
pub: ??
ref: N115

title: The night attack for the satisfaction of the loyal retainers (Chūshingura shiyouchi tachihonmou no zu - 忠臣蔵義士夜討達本望ノ図)
signature: Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: Muramatsu; 2nd variant without censor seal
date: c. 1845
pub: Yamamotoya Heikichi; 2nd variant without publisher seal
ref: thanks to Robert Pryor for varaint 1; N1

title: 誠忠義士夜討Night Attack of the Loyal Retainers (Chūshingura youchi zu - 誠忠義士夜討図)
signature: ōju Toyokuni ga and (from left) monjin Kunitomi [II] hojo (with the assistance of disciple Kunitomi), monjin Kunithisa [II] hojo, monjin Kunitsuna [II] hojo
size: ōban
censor: ??
date: 3/1856
pub: Daikokuya Heikichi
ref: N117

title: ???
signature: Kōchōrō Toyokuni ga
size: ōban
censor: Hama, Kinugasa
date: c. 1847/49
pub: unidendified “Miyakozawa“
ref: three sheets: N120-up-1960ff, left sheet: N1


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