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  1. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple with the graves of the 47 ronin. It is quite amazing to see how many people still pay their respects to the Akogishi.
  2. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple with the graves of the 47 ronin: the grave of Asano Naganori who was forced to commit seppuku on the same day he had assaulted Kira Kozukenosuke in Edo Castle.
  3. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the grave of Asano's chief retainer, Oishi Kuranosuke Yoshitaka.
  4. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: the graves form four blocks beside the grave of their master, according to the residences where they had been accommodated (Hosokawa, Matsudaira, Mori, and Mizuno).
  5. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the grave of Asano's retainer, Oishi Chikara.
  6. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here the original gate of the Asano Residence in Edo. The Asano lost the Ako domain in the wake of the assault on Kira.
  7. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here kubi-arai, the well where the Akogishi washed Kira's head before presenting it to the grave of their master.
  8. Sengakuji

    Sengakuji

    Sengakuji (泉岳寺), the temple where the bodies of the 47 ronin rest: here chizome, the blood-stained plum tree and stone. Legend has it that when Asano Naganori committed seppuku in the garden of Tamura Ukyodayu's residence, his blood gushed out staining the tree and the stone which were later...
  9. Lord Kira's Residence

    Travel Lord Kira's Residence

    Located in Ryōgoku, Sumida Ward, just west of Ryōgoku Elementary School, lies Honjo Matsusaka-cho Park (本所松坂町公園), a small memorial site for Kira Kōzukenosuke Yoshihisa (吉良上野介義央, 1641-1703), a court official at Edo Castle and infamous villain in the popular story of Chūshingura, the literary...
  10. Nakajima Ise's Residence

    Nakajima Ise's Residence

    The former residence of Nakajima Ise in modern-day Ryogoku. Ise was an 18-century artisan who adopted Katsushika Hokusai.
  11. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    A memorial slab at the former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in Ryogoku, Tokyo
  12. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    The well at the former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo, where Kira's decapitated head was washed.
  13. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    The former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo
  14. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    The former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo
  15. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    The former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo
  16. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    Statue of Kira Yoshihisa in his former residence located in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo
  17. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    The former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo
  18. Lord Kira's Residence

    Lord Kira's Residence

    The former residence of Kira Yoshihisa in modern-day Sumida Ward, Tokyo
  19. The Forty-Seven Ronin

    History The Forty-Seven Ronin

    The revenge of the 47 rōnin (四十七士 Shi-jū-shichi-shi, “forty-seven samurai”), also known as the Genroku Akō incident (元禄赤穂事件 Genroku akō jiken), is one of the most famous episodes in Japanese history and a paradigm of samurai loyalty and ethics. Remembered each year on 14th December, it has...
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