The Attack of December 14, 1702 (1847-48)

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About The Art

This famous print by Kuniyoshi illustrates the dramatic moment when the 47 rönin storm the residence of their sworn enemy. The events were reenacted in the play Chüshingura; first performed in Edo in 1748, and based on the true events that of 1701. In the play the 47 rönin (masterless samurai), refuse to disband until they avenge the forced suicide of their leader, the feudal Lord Asano. The shogunate didn't allow contemporary events to be enacted onstage, and so the play was recast as occurring in the 14th century.

In this scene, the rönin scale the walls of their enemy's mansion under a shimmering moonlight in winter. The design uses Western-style architectural perspective to convey a dramatic depth to the scene, along with shadows, which were rarely depicted in Japanese art.

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