New Tales of the Forty-Seven Ronin (Shimpan Chushingura), Scene 3: The Pine Corridor in the Shogun’s Palace

Ichiryusai Kuniteru

Edo period (1615-1868), 1840

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.