47 Ronin

47 Ronin

The revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Forty-seven Samurai, took place in Japan at the start of the 18th century. It centers on a famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushid_.

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The revenge of the Forty-seven Ronin, also known as the Forty-seven Samurai, the Ak_ vendetta, or the Genroku Ak_ incident took place in Japan at the start of the 18th century. One noted Japanese scholar described the tale as the country's "national legend." It recounts the most famous case involving the samurai code of honor, bushid_. The story tells of a group of samurai who were left leaderless (becoming ronin) after their daimyo (feudal lord) Asano Naganori was forced to commit seppuku (ritual suicide) for assaulting a court official named Kira Yoshinaka, whose title was K_zuke no suke. The ronin avenged their master's honor after patiently waiting and planning for two years to kill Kira. In turn, the ronin were themselves forced to commit seppuku for committing the crime of murder.

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