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The 47 Ronin

Hello brave Googlers, searching for more information about the 47 Ronin after today’s episode of Ancient Black Ops. You’ll probably need this excerpt from… 985 more words


Vintage Japanese Painting of the Day: "The Tale of the Forty-Seven Loyal Warriors"

“The tale of the forty-seven loyal warriors is based on events that took place inJapan in the years 1701-03. The warriors vowed to avenge the death of their master Lord Enya Hangan, who had been ordered to commit suicide as punishment for drawing his sword and attacking a high official in the palace. 77 more words

Art & Culture

Utamaro at Two Temple Place

Two Temple Place is a gothic-revival mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1892. At the time Astor was the richest man in Europe and his architect, John Loughborough Pearson, one of the foremost neo-Gothic architects of the late nineteenth-century, was instructed to spare no expense. 387 more words


Kuniyoshi’s Faithful Samurai - The Bathos of Victory

I was struck, looking at some of the very beautiful images from Kuniyoshi’s 1847 series of the 47 Ronin, by the bathos of the figures – the tremendous sense of anticlimax that runs through so many of the prints. 990 more words

Japanese Woodblock Prints

Mons, Crests and Ronins

The next exhibition at the Toshidama Gallery is devoted to the great revenge drama of Japanese culture – the Chushingura – and other folklore heroes. To anyone familiar with ukiyo-e (Japanese woodblock prints) – the great visual art of Japan – prints of the Chushingura are instantly recognisable. 905 more words

Japanese Woodblock Prints

We forgot to mention Gedde Watanabe.

Sharpen your daggers, because 47 Ronin is (not) the Greatest Movie EVER!

Click on the title or the movie poster above to download our review of the film, featuring Gerald Rathkolb of… 70 more words


Carl Erik Rinsch | 47 Ronin

Revenge is a dish best served cold. But in 47 Ronin, revenge is the only option to regain honor and glory. From a land of beasts, dark magic and a half-breed as the lead protagonist, … 594 more words