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.
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- Titles Scene 12, Tale of the Forty-seven Ronin (Chushingura) (Former title)
- Artist Ichiryusai Kuniteru, Japanese, active 1830 - 1850
- Medium ink and color on paper
- Dimensions 8 1/2 x 13 in. (21.6 x 33 cm)
- Credit Line Gift of Lt. Col. and Mrs. Charles C. Bennett, 1997.119.12
- Work Type woodblock print
- Classification Prints
- Signature Recto, printed, lower panel on right: Edo Ningyocho / Joshuya Juzo prints (????? / ??(?)????, Edo Ningyocho / Joshuya Juzo han) Recto, seals of censor, lower right: aratame, Hare 3 (????) [right to left]
- Marks Recto, printed, lower panel on right: Edo Ningyocho / Joshuya Juzo prints (????? / ??(?)????, Edo Ningyocho / Joshuya Juzo han) Recto, seals of censor, lower right: aratame, Hare 3 (????) [right to left]
- Inscription Recto, printed, top panel on right: 11 Acts of New Treasury of Loyal Retainers / Act 11 (????????? / ???, Shinhan Chushingura juichi-dan tsudzuki / Junidan) Recto, printed in yellow rhombus, on lower left figure: Chi (?) Recto, printed in red cartouche, on lower left figure: Terakuni Heiemon(??????)