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.
- Currently Off View
- Arts of Asia
- Utagawa Hiroshige
- Act 3 (Sandanme), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"
- Color woodblock print; oban
- 25.5 × 36.5 cm (10 1/16 × 14 3/8 in.)
- Frederick W. Gookin Collection