Posted by Irwin (188.8.131.52) on March 01, 2022 at 20:40:54:
In Reply to: Re: Reading of Seal Script posted by manuD on March 01, 2022 at 09:06:49:
The 3rd character is 板 and Wikitionary does have an entry for the term 板蕩 "troubled times; social or political unrest"(https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/%E6%9D%BF%E8%95%A9). The artist who designed the print (image URL below) Tomioka Tessai also created a six-panel screen with the title 忠臣板蕩図. However, I am still scratching my head about a proper xslation in the context of what is depicted in the print, namely Oishi Yoshio's rural home in Yamashima where he has retreated to plan the vendetta under the guise of living a life of both debauchery and disinterest in carrying out the vendetta.
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