Hara Goemon Mototoki was the chief retainer of the Asano family in Kanto. He helped plan the raid with Oboshi. His last poem read: "The moon was shining brightly. Suddenly, heavy showers began with thunder and lightening. After a while, cool wind blew and cleared the sky. The beautiful moon now showed its face again.
katana mei: Hirohuni, length 2 shaku 9 sun
wakizashi mei: Kunisuke, length 2 shaku