Tale of the Forty-seven Ronin (Chushingura), Scene 12

The forty-seven ronin gather at the temple to offer Yoshinaka’s head to Naganori’s spirit. They have fulfilled their duty as samurai by avenging the insult to, and death of their lord. The forty-seven ronin were then ordered by the Shogun to commit suicide.

  • Edo period (1615-1868), 1840
  • 8 1/2 x 13 in. (21.6 x 33 cm)
  • 1997.119.12
  • Gift of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles C. Bennett