New Tales of the Forty-Seven Ronin (Shimpan Chushingura), Scene 2: The Library at Kencho-ji Temple

Ichiryusai Kuniteru

Edo period (1615-1868), 1840

Wakasa, seated in blue, decides to kill Morono in revenge for the insult done to Hangan. However, Wakasa’s chief counselor Honzo makes Wakasa’s sword stick in its sheath so he cannot use it the following day. In this scene Honzo’s daughter Konami also meets with her lover Rikiya.