BEGIN:VCALENDAR VERSION:2.0 PRODID:-//PYVOBJECT//NONSGML Version 1//EN BEGIN:VEVENT UID:events.uid.5812@www.discovernikkei.org DTSTART:20180913T000000Z DTEND:20181020T000000Z DESCRIPTION:Ronin Gallery invites you to experience Kuniyoshi&rsquo\;s icon ic series&nbsp\;<em>Biographies of the Loyal Retainers</em>&nbsp\;(1847-18 48) in its entirety. Based on true events from the turn of the 18th centur y\, this series captures the legend of the 47 loyal samurai who avenged th eir master&rsquo\;s unjust death. In one of its most famous visual telling s\, this tale of vengeance and loyalty comes to life through Kuniyoshi&rsq uo\;s fierce portraits.\nThe celebrated legend of the 47 loyal retainers s tems from the historical event known as the Ako incident (1701-1704). Cont inuously illustrated\, adapted\, parodied\, and performed since the 18th c entury\, the Ako incident entered Edo&rsquo\;s popular culture through the literary rendition&nbsp\;<em>Kanadehon Chushingura</em>&nbsp\;(1748). The story goes as follows: The shogun appointed Asano\, a young lord from the country\, to receive the emperor&rsquo\;s ambassadors. The unscrupulous K ira was assigned to teach Asano the ways of court etiquette\, but insulted Asano so deeply that the country lord drew his sword in the shogun&rsquo\ ;s palace. When this offense mandated ritual suicide\, Asano&rsquo\;s 47 s amurai became<em>&nbsp\;ronin</em>\, or samurai without a master. Devastat ed by the loss and outraged by Kira&rsquo\;s trickery\, the retainers swor e to avenge their master&rsquo\;s death. After much planning\, they staged a night attack\, killing Kira before turning themselves in and meeting th eir own death. To this day\, the 47 ronin remain enshrined at Sengaku Temp le beside their beloved master.\n\nFor more information on this exhibition \, please visit:\n\nhttps://www.roningallery.com/exhibitions/47-ronin SUMMARY:47 Ronin - Kuniyoshi's Biographies of the Loyal Retainers URL:/en/events/2018/09/13/47-ronin-kuniyoshis-biographies-of-the-loyal-re/ END:VEVENT END:VCALENDAR