Yoichibei, Okaru's father, being robbed and murdered
Act V. Yoichibei being robbed and murdered
Artist: Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858)
Title: Act V. Yoichibei, Okaru’s father, being robbed and murdered
Series: The Loyal League of the 47 Ronin
Japanese Series: Chushingura (16 prints)
Date: Edo Period
Kampei had a flirtation with Okaru and after realising his error with relation to Lord Enya, fled to her parents’ home. To redeem his honour, Okaru’s parents sell their daughter to a brothel and plan to contribute the money to the revenge plot. The print shows Okaru’s father, Yoichibei, being robbed and murdered on his return through the woods.