Aug 14, 2014

Scene Adapted from the play The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)

Scene Adapted from the play The Treasury of Loyal Retainers (Chushingura)

late 1790s

Kitagawa Utamaro 喜多川 歌麿

(Japanese, c. 1754–1806)

Color woodblock print

Sheet: 36.9 x 75 cm (14 1/2 x 29 1/2 in.)

Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.1043



This is a scene from the most popular work in Japanese theater, The Treasury of Loyal Retainers. A tale of loyalty and revenge, it is based on a historical event that took place during 1701-1703.

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Japanese Art
Japanese Art
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