Chūsenko Teitokuson (Ding Desun) attacked by a snake on a mountain path

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    Suikoden chapter 69

    Chūsenko Teitokuson was born in Bashō-fu (Dongchang fu). He was master of the use of a particular type of sword called a hisa, while riding a horse. At the battle of Kyūshū, his army was attacked by an enemy during a night raid, and Teitokuson was bitten by a poisonous snake in a bush near Renshūon during the counterattack. The poison spread to his stomach and caused him to suffer a painful death.

    In this print, the enormous snake is surrounding his body while Teitokuson is trying to strike the snake with his sword using both hands.

    In: Impey, Oliver, and Mitsuko Watanabe, Kuniyoshi's Heroes of China and Japan: A Selection of Warriors from Two Series of Prints and a Painting by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861), the Suikoden of 1827 and the Taiheki of 1848-9 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2003)

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Ding

Further reading

Impey, Oliver, and Mitsuko Watanabe, Kuniyoshi's Heroes of China and Japan: A Selection of Warriors from Two Series of Prints and a Painting by Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1798 - 1861), the Suikoden of 1827 and the Taiheki of 1848-9 (Oxford: Ashmolean Museum, 2003), no. 7 on p. 10, illus. p. 19 pl. 7

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