Chushingura: Other Depictions of the 47 Ronin

Chushingura: Other Depictions of the 47 Ronin View Works

The story of the forty-seven ronin, also known as Chūshingura, is one of the most popular subjects in Japanese art, literature, and drama. Based on historical events, the narrative of the loyal retainers avenging the death of their lord speaks to themes of heroism, loyalty, and courage. In the 18th and 19th centuries, this tale served as irresistible inspiration for ukiyo-e masters such as Utamaro, Hokusai, Hiroshige, Gekko, and Yoshitsuya. These prints capture the core values of this popular story: the true heart and mind of a warrior.

Artists for this exhibition

Hiroshige (1797-1858)
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Hokusai (1760-1849)
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Yoshitsuya (1822-1866)
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