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

Ichiryusai Kuniteru

Edo period (1615-1868), 1840

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.