Forrest/Nedela Collection: Ronin

 

 

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The Forty-Seven Ronin: The Faithful Samurai

In March 1701, lord Asano Takuminokami of Ako (today's Hyogo Prefecture) attacked lord Kira Hozukenosuke at Edo castle. Asano lost patience after repeatedly being provoked and treated arrogantly by Kira, but failed to kill him in the attack. On the same day, Asano was sentenced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide), while Kira was not punished at all, despite the contemporary custom of punishing both parties in similar incidents. In addition, the whole Asano family was removed from power, leaving Asano's samurai without a job and a strong will to avenge their unfairly punished master.

For over one and a half year, the samurai prepared the avenge under difficult circumstances. On December 14, 1702, the remaining group of 47 ronin under their leader Oishi Kuranosuke finally succeeded to avenge their master by killing lord Kita in his mansion. Afterward, they carried Kira's head to Sengakuji, and were later sentenced to commit seppuku.

The story of the 47 ronin became highly popular as a kabuki play during the Edo Period, and remains very popular today in Japan where loyalty, endurance and will power are some of the most respected characteristics.

 

Source: Japan Guide.com website 

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Series:  The 47 Ronin: The Loyal Retainers
The Ako Incident (1701-1704)

Category: Samurai

Accession Number: DFJN2020JPR001

Title (Original):        47 浪人の夜襲

Title: 47 Rōnin no yashū                              
Translated title:  The Night Attack of the 47 Ronin

Artist (Original):      
Artist: Sadanobu II (1848-1940)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature:              
Seal:            
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher: Unknown
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1894
Acquisition Date: 02 February 2020

         
Condition:   Excellent detail. Three attached panels. Vertical folds. Small tears and

thinning at edges. A few holes (repaired). Creasing and wrinkling, slight toning
 
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Series: The 47 Ronin
                             
Category:                 

Accession Number: DFJN2020JPR002

Title (Original): 泉岳寺、47浪人の墓場
Title: Sengakuji, 47 rōnin no hakaba
Translated title: Sengakuji Temple, Graveyard of the 47 Ronin

Artist (Original): 土屋小津(1870-1949)           

Artist: Tsuchiya KOITSU (1870-1949)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Koitsu with seal          
Seal:            
Publisher (Original): (ドイ)
Publisher: (Doi)
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: 1933 (later printing)

Acquisition Date: 07 May 2020
Country of origin: Japan

 

Size: Vertical ōban yoko-e. 26.6 x 40 cm


Condition: Fine impression, colour and condition. Small hole lower left corner.

 

 

 

 

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Series:  47 Ronin: Stories of the true loyalty of the faithful samurai
The Akō Incident (1701-1704)

Category: Samurai

Accession Number: DFJN.2020.JPR003

Title (Original): No.36花と障子に囲まれた谷田五郎右衛門助竹 

Title: Nanbā 36 hana to shōji ni kakoma reta Tanida 五郎右衛門助竹
Translated title: No.36 Yata Gorōemon Suketake amidst flowers and pieces of shoji

Artist (Original): 歌川国芳 

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Seal: Kiri      
Publisher (Original): えびやりんのすけ
Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke 
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: c.1847-1848

Acquisition Date: 07 May 2020
Country of origin: Japan
Size: 36.5 x 24.9 cm (Vertical Oban tate-e)

Condition: Good impression and condition, slightly soiled and toned, some minor
tears (repaired).

Series:  47 Ronin: Stories of the true loyalty of the faithful samurai
The Akō Incident (1701-1704)

Category: Samurai

Accession Number: DFJN.2020.JPR004

Title (Original): No.49三浦二右衛門兼経が炉床に落ちる 

Title: Nanbā 49 三浦二右衛門兼経 Ga ro yuka ni ochiru
Translated title: No.49 Miura Jirōemon Kanetsune falling backward into a hearth

Artist (Original): 歌川国芳 

Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature: Ichiyusai Kuniyoshi ga
Seal: Kiri
Censor Seals: Muramatsu and Yoshimura       
Publisher (Original): えびやりんのすけ
Publisher: Ebiya Rinnosuke 
Engraver: Unknown
Publication Date: c.1847-1848

Acquisition Date: 07 May 2020 Country of origin: Japan
Size: 36.5 x 24.9 cm (Vertical Oban tate-e)

Condition: Good impression and condition, slightly soiled and toned, some
minor tears (repaired).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

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Series:        Meiji  The 47 Ronin
                             
Category:              

Accession Number:   DFJN2020JPR001

Title (Original):     
Title:                              
Translated title:The Night Attack of the 47 Ronin

Artist (Original):   
Artist:  Hasegawa Sadanobu II     (1848-1940)
Medium: Japanese woodblock print (nishiki-e); ink and colour on paper
Signature:             
Seal:                     
Publisher (Original): Unknown
Publisher:              Unknown
Engraver:               Unknown
Publication Date:   1894
Acquisition Date:   02 February 2020

Country of origin:  Japan
Size: Vertical ōban. Triptych. 27½ x 14 (inches). 69.3 x 35.7cm

         
Condition :    Excellent detail. Three attached panels. Vertical folds. Small tears and thinning at edges. A few holes (repaired). Creasing and wrinkling, slight toning.

 
   

 

 

 

 


                    

 

 

 

 


                             

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