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47 Ronin: Utagawa Kuniyoshi Edition By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the brotherhood of 47... More > masterless Samurai pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano. This edition of the story is illustrated by the full set of masterful woodblock prints created by celebrated artist Utagawa Kuniyoshi in 1838-39, images as vivid and striking today as when they were first made 175 years ago. A new version of the tale of the 47 Ronin is currently under production by Universal Pictures starring Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada. This book sets the film in its true historical context and is accompanied by 68 outstandingly rare and beautiful images.< Less
47 Ronin: Tsukioka Yoshitoshi Edition By Andrew Forbes, David Henley
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The story of the 47 Ronin is perhaps the most popular and best known legend of traditional Japan. Set in the early 18th century, it tells a tale of honour and bloody revenge as the masterless Samurai... More > pursue the ruthless killing of Lord Kira, the official who brought about the downfall and suicide of their master, Lord Asano. This edition of the story is illustrated by the full set of masterful woodblock prints created by master artist Tsukioka Yoshitoshi in 1869, images as vivid and striking today as when they were first made 150 years ago. A new version of the tale of the 47 Ronin is currently under production by Universal Pictures starring Keanu Reeves and Hiroyuki Sanada. This book sets the film in true historical context and is accompanied by by outstandingly rare and beautiful images.< Less
Ritualistic Samurai Suicide- A Firsthand Account By Daniel DiMarzio, A.B. Mitford
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What you are about to read is an account taken from A.B. Mitford’s work “Tales of Old Japan” circa 1871. Seppuku (hara-kiri) was a Japanese suicide ritual often performed by... More > Samurai. Up until this point no one in the Western world had witnessed it, or even believed that it was real. The events below detail an actual eyewitness account of Japanese ritualistic suicide by a foreigner. A foreigner who happened to record and write about the event in detail…and in English. The Foreword is written by Daniel DiMarzio. Additional historic material related to hara-kiri is also given. In addition the original English version of the now famous "Forty-Seven Ronin" story written circa 1871 is provided.< Less