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Act 3 (Sandanme), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

A work made of color woodblock print; oban.
CC0 Public Domain Designation

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  • A work made of color woodblock print; oban.

Date:

c. 1834/39

Artist:

Utagawa Hiroshige 歌川 広重
Japanese, 1797-1858

About this artwork

Outside a shogunal mansion in Kamakura, Honzo has brought gifts for Lord Kira on behalf of Lord Wakasa. Wakasa was offended by Kira’s treatment of the two lords and thus threatened to kill Kira. These gifts greatly pleased Kira, known for his love of gold.. Because Lord Asano did not match this largess, and because of Asano’s wife earlier rejection of Kira, he continued to insult and taunt Asano. This drove the proud lord to attack Kira with a knife in the shogun’s court, the origin of this tale of samurai revenge.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Arts of Asia

Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

Act 3 (Sandanme), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

Origin

Japan

Date

1829–1844

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

25.5 × 36.5 cm (10 1/16 × 14 3/8 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1939.1324

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