Posted by Alec W. (22.214.171.124) on March 17, 2021 at 01:38:45:
In Reply to: Re: Help identifying the piece? posted by Lucienne on March 17, 2021 at 01:03:27:
No, I had not noticed that... looks like the seal of Tsutaya Kichizō -- interesting!
In terms of finding other designs, I just did a Google search for "当盛忠臣蔵" -- picked up a couple of designs from retail listings that way.
Also, I just noticed that the design I had identified as being for Act 4 is actually for Acts 4 and 5 -- perhaps a few designs are combined, to fit 12 acts on, say, 10 sheets? Or perhaps there are two similar series (by the same artist and with identical titles) from different publishers?
I tend to think there was just one series, and the blocks were bought by Tsutaya Kichizō for a reissue, but that's just my guess...
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