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Posted by Lucienne (85.3.77.67) on October 01, 2021 at 22:35:11:

In Reply to: Re: Kunimasa IV triptych, looking fo posted by bletsch on October 01, 2021 at 21:23:09:

I've also continued the search
This is what I've found (30 volumes)

https://www.hokusai-katsushika.org/strange-tales-of-the-crescent-moon.html

This is a part of the translation but
there's more to the story.... do a Google search using
hokusai-exh_stories-captions_select.pdf

Strange Tales of the Crescent Moon 鎮西八郎為朝外伝 椿説弓張月
second part and fifth part1
, published 1807–1811, by Kyokutei Bakin (author) & Katsushika
Hokusai (ill.), block-printed book (yomihon), woodblock-printed illustrations

Main characters:
• Minamoto no Tametomo (1139 – 1170) (also called Chinzei Hachirō, i.e. Hachirō, who unified
Kyushu), a warrior exiled to Ōshima Island (part of the Izu islands south of the Izu Pensinsula), from which he eventually escapes.
• his loyal retainers Oniyasha, Yanada Tokigasu, Shōju (married to Chitose), Kiheiji
• Takama no Tarō and his wife Isohagi
• Kudō Mochimitsu, his antagonist
• Shiranui, Tametomo’s first wife, mother of Sutemaru
• Sasarae, one of Tametomo’s secondary wives, mother of Tomowaka and Tameyori
• Sahori Nyoko, one of Tametomo’s secondary wives
• Tametomo’s son Sutemaru, who later becomes King of Ryūkyū and marries Princess Nei
• his son Tomowaka
• his oldest son Tameyori

(13) second part, volume 3, sheet 3 verso, sheet 4 recto
Tametomo scolds his son Tomowaka for breaking the precious flute he had given to him, when trying to fly a kite.
(14) second part, volume 3, sheet 7 verso, sheet 8 recto
Tied to the kite, Tomowaka gets airborne. (In actuality, Tametomo’s anger was feigned in order to arrange his son’s escape from Ōshima Island to Shimoda on the Izu Peninsula.)
(15) second part, volume 3, sheet 12 verso, sheet 13 recto
An army [foreground, left side] comes from the capital to quell Tamemoto [background, right side], but he makes it drown by shooting their ship with his arrows.
(16) second part, volume 3, sheet 17 verso, sheet 18 recto Tametomo’s eldest son Tameyori and his secondary wife, Sasarae, commit suicide to not impede
him in his fight against the enemy.
(17) second part, volume 3, sheet 20 verso, sheet 21 recto Tametomo has managed to escape from Ōshima to Hachijōjima Island, and in order to fool the troups of his enemies, the lotal Oniyasha commits ritual suicide in his place [upper left].
(18) second part, volume 3, sheet 24 verso, sheet 25 recto The spirits of his late wife and son, Sasarae and Tameyori, prevent Tametomo from also committing ritual suicide.
(7-19) second part, volume 4, sheet 4 verso, sheet 5 rect

(7-24) second part, volume 5, sheet 5 verso, sheet 6 recto: The boar’s hunter, Takama no Tarō, and his wife Isohagi capture Tametomo after having poured him poisoned wine.
(25) second part, volume 5, sheet 9 verso, sheet 10 recto
In the mansion Tametomo is taken to, he incidentally reencounters his wife Shiranui, who had been missing for a long time.
(26) second part, volume 5, sheet 16 verso, sheet 17 recto
Tametomo and Shiranui are having a son, Sutemaru. A white crane appears [on the upper left] as a good omen.
(27) second part, volume 6, sheet 4 verso, sheet 5 recto
On their journey to visit Tametomo in Kyūshū, his diseased retainer Yanaga Togiyasu [on the left] gets killed by the bandit Uzumaru, while his son Tomowaka is captured and imprisoned in a basket [on the right]. (After his escape from the exile island, Tomowaka had lived as the adopted child of
Ashikaga Yoshiyasu in Shimotsuke [today’s Tochigi Prefecture]. When he learned about his father’s whereabouts in a dream, he set out for Kyushu together with Yanaga Togiyasu.)
(28) second part, volume 6, sheet 8 verso, sheet 9 recto
Tomowaka kills the bandit by using his knife from inside the basket.
(29) second part, volume 6, sheet 14 verso, sheet 15 recto
In search of his father Tomowaka encounters Shiranui a


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