Honzo about to commit suicide because of his complicity in Lord Enya's death
Act IX. Honzo about to commit suicide
Artist: Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858)
Title: Act IX. Honzo about to commit suicide because of his complicity in Lord Enya’s death
Series: The Loyal League of the 47 Ronin
Japanese Series: Chushingura (16 prints)
Date: Edo Period
The plot begins to get complicated as Honzo admits his responsibility in the forced suicide of Lord Enya; and as an act of repentance also commits seppuku (ritual suicide). Oboshi and his son Rikiya then leave for the vendetta. In the true story nearly two years passed between the death of Lord Asano and the revenge plot being put into action.