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RD pRigmmoog CUOIXO 2 Ee ano BEES ing 0 ET i : 47 RONIN A Samurai Story from Japan The story of the forty-seven rontin is-a very famous one in Japan, It isa true story about real people, but many oof the facts are now lost in time. Soon alter the rovin took theic revenge, the scary was retold in plays, known as Chushingura. Since then the story has been retold in song, story, drania, television plays, visual arc, and many films. Each time the story is retold, the details change. Bar one thing dovs not change ~ this story is scill as famous in Japan today as it was 300 years ago. ‘The story begins in Ede (now modern Tokyo) in spring 1701, in the Shogun’s palnce. Lord Asano’ is taking lessons tn ice ceremony trom Lord Kira, one of the lords in che Shoguii’s palace, Kira has only hard words for Asano, and by the end of that terrible day Lord Asauo is dead. Asano’s samurai are now ropin ~ samurai without a Jord or faster. ‘They have no home, no place in the world. They bave only loyalty to their dead lord. ‘This is the truc story of the forty-seven ronin .. Lerman steionasinarotonte soasnmapeeennentsee