chushingura

  1. Sengakuji Temple

    Sengakuji Temple

    The ronin, headed by Yuranosuke and Rikiya, climbing up the snow-clad slope leading to their lord's tomb at Sengakuji Temple, and a priest squatting at the entrance.
  2. Utagawa Hiroshige

    Utagawa Hiroshige

    Chushingura: nightly attack on Kira's mansion (called Moronao’s Castle in the play)
  3. 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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