8vo. xxxviii, 269pp. Decorated and embossed cloth boards in illustrated cloth chemise. Illustrated endpapers. 12 folded leaves of coloured plates, 1 b&w plate (a photo of a Japanese actor), and b&w drawings throughout the text. 1cm tear to top of half-title. Frontispiece illustration’s tissue guard has a small piece missing. Beyond these very minor faults, the book is in exceptional condition. The plates are bright and full of life, the text clean and complete. A wonderful copy of a rare and important edition. Second edition (1911). Based on the vendetta of the retainers of Ako which took place in 1703. Introduction discusses Japanese language and the social and historical background of the story. Translated from the original by Jukichi Inouye.
Izumo Takeda; Shoraku, Miyoshi; Senryu, Namiki; Inouye, Jukichi (trans.), Chushingura: or The Treasury of Royal Retainers (Forty-Seven Ronin), Nakanishi-ya, 1911
SKU: 034744 Categories: Drama, History, Literature, Oriental Art Tags: 47 ronin, Asano Naganori, chunshingura, Drama, historical plays, Inouye, Japanese art, japanese literature, Miyoshi Shoraku, Plays, Theatre