In 1701, Lord Takuminokami Asano has a feud with Lord Kira and he tries to kill Kira in the corridors of the Shogun's palace. The Shogun sentences Lord Asano to commit suppuku and deprives the palace and lands from his clan, but does not punish Lod Kira. Lord Asano's vassals leave the land and his samurais become ronin and want to seek revenge against the dishonor of their Lord. But their leader Kuranosuke Oishi asks the Shogun to restore the Asano clan with his brother Daigaku Asano. One year later, the Shogun refuses his request and Oishi and forty-six ronin revenge their Lord. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Based on a true story, a version of which can be read in Jorge Luis Borges
's short story collection, 'A Universal History of Infamy', under the title 'The Uncivil Teacher of Etiquette, Kotsuke no Suke'. See more
Version of 47 Ronin