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The Night Attack, Part 6: Offering Incense (Youchi roku, shoko ba), 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

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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Artist

Utagawa Hiroshige

Title

The Night Attack, Part 6: Offering Incense (Youchi roku, shoko ba), from the series "The Revenge of the Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)"

Origin

Japan

Date

1829–1844

Medium

Color woodblock print; oban

Dimensions

24.6 × 36.3 cm (9 11/16 × 14 5/16 in.)

Credit Line

Frederick W. Gookin Collection

Reference Number

1939.1339

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