Title: Act XI. Second Episode. Ronin breaking into Moronao’s mansion
Series: The Loyal League of the 47 Ronin
Japanese Series: Chushingura (16 prints)
Date: Edo Period
The plot unfolds at night in the depths of winter and the household are taken by surprise. This dramatic print captures the scene when the Ronin break into Moronao’s mansion. The shutters are being forced open with bamboo and the Ronin’s own swords.