Act 3, from the series 12 Acts of New Treasury of Loyal Retainers

Ichiryusai Kuniteru

Edo period (1615-1868), 1852

Hangan loses his temper after being insulted by Morono and raises his sword to kill him. The Shogun’s guards arrest him while Morono flees with only a wound. In the foreground, Morono’s followers threaten Hangan’s friends.