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Act XI. Third Episode

Act XI. Third Episode


Artist: Hiroshige, Utagawa (1797-1858)

Title: Act XI. Third Episode. Ronin capturing Moronao and then beheading him

Series: The Loyal League of the 47 Ronin

Japanese Series: Chushingura (16 prints)

Publisher Senichi

Date: Edo Period

The Ronin, having taken Moronao by surprise, capture him and take him out barefoot into the snow. Oboshi offers Moronao Lord Enya’s sword and he is invited to have an honourable death by committing seppuku (ritual suicide) with it. Moronao refuses and is decapitated.


SKU: Japanese Prints 28 Category: