Artist: Utagawa Kuniyoshi (歌川国芳)

Print: The Syllable Ma ま: Hayano Wasuke Tsunenari 早野和助常成, from the series Mirror of the True Loyalty of Each of the Faithful Retainers (Seichū gishin meimei kagami - 誠忠義臣名々鏡)

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Dates: 1857,created
Dimensions: 9.5 in,14.5 in,Overall dimensions
Medium: Japanese woodblock print

Signed: Ichiyūsai Kuniyoshi ga
and Yoshitori-jo ga (inset - 芳鳥女画)
Publisher: Horikoshi (Marks U077 seal 21-073)
Lower right the syllable 'ma' ま in diamond
Censor's seal: aratame
Date seal: 3/1857

Related links: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; British Museum; Edo Tokyo Museum; National Diet Library;

Physical description:

The title of this series appears, written in white characters, on the black tsuba cartouche in the upper right along with the tomoe motif found somewhere on numerous Chūshingura related prints.