Sunday, October 31, 2010

Famous ronin – Oboshi Yuranosuke by Kunisada II

Oban woodblock from series Gishi Eimei-den no uchi published in July 1866 depicts Onoshi Yuranosuke.

Yuranasuke was one of the leaders of the 47 ronin who took revenge and killed in winter 1703 Kira Yoshinaka in his house in Edo. The samurai laid Kira’s head on the tomb of his master Asano.

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