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, 1753?-1806)

Color woodblock print

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

Bequest of James Parmelee 1940.1043

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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.

See also
Collection: 
Japanese Art
Department: 
Japanese Art
Type of artwork: 
Print

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