Skarbiec wiernych wasali. Dramat 47 roninów
Author: Aleksandra Görlich
Format: 280 x 230 mm
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The catalogue author, Aleksandra Görlich, curated the exhibition and was also the originator of its idea and scenario, aided by Adam Brincken in the visual design and spatial arrangement of the exhibits. This is the first such thorough treatment of the subject – the story of the 47 ronin – in Poland. The clear description of the play is enhanced by high-quality graphic design and a huge number of reproductions of works by Utamaro, Hiroshige, Hokusai, Kuniyosi, and other woodblock print masters. In addition to a systematic annotation of a hundred and seventy prints illustrating the drama of the 47 samurai, mostly from the Museum’s own collection, the catalogue includes essays by David Bell and Chelsea Foxwell, both experts on the subject. An attractive feature is offered by Allen Greenberg’s tour of modern-day Tokyo in search of sites relating to the events described in the story. A perfect publication for those interested in martial arts and the military history of Japan, it will also be of interest to researchers in a wide array of disciplines.