Chūshingura (47 Rōnin) – Ogata Gekko

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English: Ronin are masterless samurai. Chushingura is the true story of 47 samurai who became masterless in 1701, after their lord had been forced to commit ritual suicide (seppuku) for assaulting a court official who had insulted him. They avenged him by killing the court official after patiently planning for over a year. They were themselves then forced to commit seppuku.
Português: Ronin são samurais sem um mestre. E esta é a história verdadeira de 47 samurais que, em 1701, após seu Senhor ser forçado a cometer um ritual suicída (seppuku) por agredir um funcionário judicial que tinha insultado ele, foram atrás de vingança planejando por por mais de um ano. Eles foram então forçado a cometer seppuku.
Date 1895-1903
Author Ogata Gekko (尾形月耕)
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Livre (para uso não comercial), imagens possuem mais de 100 anos
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47 Ronin (Continue)

 47 Ronin

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This annex contains the “artistic Representation of the 47 ronin of Ako, a Japanesehistory, treated as a legend1 . The events happened between 1701 and 1703.

In these images (an artistic representation of the events), Matsuki Heikichi published the story of the 47 Samurai who were without their master, Asano Naganori, after this was sentenced to death for practicing violence against Kira Yoshinaka. After the death of Asano, the Samurai became ronin. Chūshingura is the play that depicts these events of 1701, where the 47 ronin were sentenced to commit a ritual suicide seppuku for killing a senior official of the Tokugawa shogunate, Lord Kira. They Avenged of Kira after patiently plan for over a year2 .

The 47 Ronin

Image Name Biography
Ōishi Kuranosuke Yoshio.jpg Ōishi Kuranosuke Yoshio

Ōishi Yoshio (大石良雄 March 20, 1703-1659) was a servant (karō) in Harima province (now Hyōgo Prefecture), Japan. He is known as the leader of the 47 ronin in 1702, and was the main name of the vendetta against Kira. Oishi, was a follower of the 17 century writer Yamaga Sokō (1622-1685), whose philosophy included the adaptation of samurai to Confucianism, and preached that a man could not allow the enemy of his father to live under the same sky that he3 .

Ōishi Chikara Yoshikane (Filho de Kuranosuke).jpg Ōishi Chikara Yoshikane When Lord Asano died and the ronin now gathered at Sengakuji to swear to revenge for their daimyo, his father left him out. Hara Sōemon turned to Oishi and said: “Your son is really brave and might even have command and responsibilities, how can you leave it out?” Oishi replied: “He is very young and, therefore, aware of his mother’s love, which at some point can provide you with serious doubts. So I left it out to save it from possible shame. “ When Chikara knew this, he became angry, went to the shrine, withdrew its top clothes, and gave an indication to everyone who was preparing to commit seppuku. His companions, however, rushed to stop him. Oishi Yoshio had the pleasure of seeing the determination of Chikara, as were other members of the clan, and he then held the blood oath. The father was so pleased that he shed tears. On the night of the assault on the enemy’s mansion, he performed with distinction and a lot of pain inflicted on the enemy. Died at 16 years4 .
Horibe Yasubei Taketsune.jpg Horibe Yasubei
Main article: Horibe Yasubei

Horibe Yasubei (堀部武庸安兵衛?) 16701703, was a warrior of Japan. Yasubei was born to Nakayama Yajiemon, a samurai of the Shibata domain (han currently in Niigata). Adopted son Horibe Yahei Kanamaru5 .

Horibe Yahei Kanamaru.jpg Horibe Yahei Kanamaru Father of Horibe Yasubei, Kanamaru was a very old man. Died at 77 years next to his group and in spite of her age, fought valiantly.
Chikamatsu Kanroku Yukishige.jpg Yukishige Kanroku Chikamatsu Known for being a good writer, he used this talent to get a salary somewhat greater than their master, Asano. Died with 34 years6 .
Fukaji Uemon Masatane.jpg Fukaji Uemon Masatane ?
Fuwa Kazuemon Masatane.jpg Fuwa Kazuemon Masatane Had a hot temper and was a skilled swordsman. Died at 35 years.7
Hara Sōemon Mototoki.jpg Mototoki Sōemon Hara Leader of foot soldiers (ashigaru), sympathetic to radical groups. Died at 56 years.8
Hayami Tozaemon Mitsutaka.jpg Hayami Tozaemon Mitsutaka ?
Hazama Jujiro Mitsuoki.jpg Hazama Jujiro Mitsuoki Jujiro killed kira with his spear. His wife committed suicide in his grave leaving a written9 :

You have been a faithful servant to his master and never wanted to serve others, even losing his life, his name will survive long as a great soldier
Hazama Jujiro,
Akagaki Genzo Masakata.jpg Genzō Akagaki Masakata Liked to drink, but despite this, was always a respectful man to everyone. Fought with great gusto and died with 25 years10 .
Senba Saburobē Mitsutada.jpg Saburobē Senba Mitsutada
Okuda Magodayū Shigemori.jpg Okuda Magodayū Shigemori (奥田孫太夫重盛)
Yoshida Chuzaemon Kanesuke.jpg Yoshida Chuzaemon Kanesuke (吉田忠左衛門兼亮) Friend of Oishi Kuranosuke. Had 63 years when he died 11
Terasaka Kichiemon.jpg Terasaka Kichiemon The Ronin who attacked the mansion of Kira Terasaka Kichiemon escaped, only to have the same fate of his companions, as it was tasked to go to Ako inform about the success of revenge. When he returned to Edo and surrendered to the authorities, ”shogun” forgave him. Another samurai, sorry for not having participated in the revenge, committed suicide at the grave of Asano Naganori. Terasaka Kichiemon died of old age and was buried next to his companions12 .
Kayano Wasuke Tsunenari.jpg Kayano Wasuke Tsunenari (茅野和助常成)
Mimura Jirozaemon Kanetsune.jpg Mimura Jirozaemon Kanetsune
Katsuta Shizaemon Takeaki.jpg Katsuta Shizaemon Takeaki
Sugaya Hannojō Masatoshi.jpg Rf4 Hannojō Masatoshi
Yoshida Sawauemon Kanesada.jpg Yoshida Sawauemon Kanesada Sawauemon was the son of Kanesuke Chuemon Yoshida. After that came out of Banshu, went to Kyoto, where his brother Dennai was in service for another family. Then moved to kanto and had his residence in Kojimachi, where he lived a long time with his father who taught him a great deal. After that joined the Group of vendetta against Kira, spent all his time in disguises and scuttle the mansion13 .
Hazama Kihei Mitsunobu.jpg Hazama Kihei Mitsunobu
Shiota Matanojyo Takanori.jpg Shiota Matanojyo Takanori Matanojyo would have been a supporter of the Yoshida family under the name Mondo Ushioda. After his family moved to Ako, changed its name to Takanori and became an accomplished user of weapons, mainly the spear. On the night of the attack, the door back he released a rope co a hook, and flew like a bird through the wall. Was not lazy and once open the gate, fought so amazing. He went to the garden of the mansion, but was seen and fought a battle against Shimizu, an opponent the height, at the end you cut throat Takanori. He and Miura Jirozaemon that were in place, did not lose time looking for the corpse of his enemy and soon left for the Centre of the mansion14 .
Muramatsu Sandaifu Takanao.jpg Muramatsu Takanao Sandaifu
Onodera Jyūnai Hidekazu.jpg Onodera Jyūnai Hidekazu
“A debt with his King has the weight of the mountain in Taisan. Loyalty is the highest of the virtues, but live for it is far from easy. “
(Junai Hidetomo),

Faithful vassal Onodera Junai joined with Oishi Yoshio and made the oath of vengeance against the author of the death of his master. He was deeply versed in all martial arts and also a man of profound learning. He took a leading role in night attack, killed 2 of the enemy, and wounded many. Although he had more than 60 years, he was in vigorous health, with courage equal to all other15 . At the end he wrote:

As an old, awaited with anticipation, the day of the flowers. But it will be difficult to witness the year to come.
(Junai Hidetomo),
Takebayashi Tadashichi Takashige.jpg Takashige Tadashichi Takebayashi
Hazama Shinrokurō Mitsukaze.jpg Hazama Shinrokurō Mitsukaze
Mase Magokuro Masatatsu.jpg Mase Masatatsu Magokuro
Yada Gorōemon Suketake.jpg Yada Gorōemon Suketake
Kanzaki Yogorou Sokutai.jpg Kanzaki Yogorou Sokutai
Isogai Jūrōzaemon Masahisa.jpg Isogai Jūrōzaemon Masahisa
Yokokawa Kanpei Munetoshi.jpg Yokokawa Kanpei Munetoshi
Tominomori Sukeemon Masayori.jpg Tominomori Sukeemon Masayori
Kaiga Yazaemon Tomonobu.jpg At Kaiga Yazaemon Tomonobu
Sugino Toseiji Tsugufusa.jpg Toseiji Tsugufusa Sugino
Kataoka Dengoemon Takafusa.jpg Kataoka Takafusa Dengoemon
Ōtaka Gengo Tadao.jpg Gengo Ōtaka Tadao
Kisura Okaemon Sadayuki.jpg Kisura Sadayuki Okaemon
Onodera Koemon Hidetomi.jpg Onodera Hidetomi Koemon
Kurahashi Densuke Takeyuki.jpg Densuke Kurahashi Takeyuki
Okuda Sadaemon Yukitaka.jpg Okuda Yukitaka Sadaemon
Maehara Isuke Munefusa.jpg Maehara Isuke Munefusa
Okano Kin'emon Kanehide.jpg Kin ‘ emon Kanehide Okano
Mase Kūdayū Masa-aki.jpg Mase Kūdayū Masa-aki
Okajima Yasouemon Tsuneshige.jpg Okajima Tsuneshige Yasouemon
Ōishi Sezaemon Nobukiyo.jpg Ōishi Sezaemon Nobukiyo
Nakamura Kansuke Masatatsu.jpg Nakamura Kansuke Masatatsu
Muramatsu Kihei Hidenao.jpg Muramatsu Kihei Hidenao

Notes and references

  1. ^ Kanadehon Chûshingura, (2005). El Tesoro of Loyal Retainers. Retrieved February 3, 2008.
  2. ^ Heikichi, Matsuki (1895-1903). SHIJU GISHI-SHICHI ZU THE 47 RONIN (Web) (in English). Chushingura. Retrieved 8/7/2009.
  3. ^ Turbull, Stephen, ‘ Decline and Triumph ‘, Routledge Curzon, The Samurai-the Military Story, 2nd, 253, 1996. ISBN 1-873410-38-7. Retrieved 8/11/2009.
  4. ^ Oboshi Rikiya Y. (Web) (in English). Retrieved 8/13/2009.
  5. ^ Horibe Yasubei. Retrieved 8/11/2009.
  6. ^ J. Noel Chiappa; Jason M. Levine. Yoshitoshi’s ‘ Historical Biographies of the Loyal Retainers ‘ (2/1869) (Web) (in English). Retrieved 8/11/2009.
  7. ^ J. Noel Chiappa
  8. ^ J. Noel Chiappa
  9. ^ J. Noel Chiappa
  10. ^ J. Noel Chiappa
  11. ^ J. Noel Chiappa
  12. ^ Frédéric, Louis, globe, the Japan: dictionary and civilization, 1464. ISBN 978-85-250-4616-1.
  13. ^ Yoshida Sadaemon Kanesada (Web) (in English). Retrieved 8/13/2009.
  14. ^ Ushido Masanojo Takanori (Web) (in English). Retrieved 8/13/2009.
  15. ^ Onodera Junai Hidetomo (Web) (in English). Retrieved 8/13/2009.