About this artwork
Going beyond the play, Hiroshige closes his series by showing the ronins’ arrival at the Temple of Sengaku-ji, a temple that still stands today in the southern district of Tokyo. Here, the ronin are met by the abbot of the temple. After prayers, evidence of Kira’s death will be placed at Asano’s tomb. The forty-seven retainers will eventually be buried in a quadrangle adjacent to their master’s monument.
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- Arts of Asia
- Utagawa Hiroshige
- The Night Attack, Part 6: Offering Incense (Youchi roku, shoko ba), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"
- Color woodblock print; oban
- 24.6 × 36.3 cm (9 11/16 × 14 5/16 in.)
- Frederick W. Gookin Collection