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Act 4 Hokan's Hara-kiri

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Act 4 Hokan's Hara-kiri
by Eisen Keisai (1791-1848)

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Artist: Eisen Keisai (1791-1848) 渓斎英泉
Title: Act 4 Hokan's Hara-kiri
Series: Chushingura
Date 1st edition?Not set
Publisher 1st edition?Not Set
Publisher (this edition)?Not Set
Medium (1st edition): Woodblock
Medium (this edition): Woodblock
Format (1st edition): Not Set
Format (this edition): Not Set
DB artwork code: 28402
Notes (1st edition)?
Notes (this edition)?The following information was taken from the original web listing of this artwork. Often written by non-experts, there may be inaccuracies:

Act 4 HokanÕs Hara-kiri (161-1-4, 161-5-2)
Hokan is taken to EnyaÕs mansion where he is sentenced to commit hara-kiri. HokanÕs chief retainer Oboshi Yuranosuke (representing Oishi Kuranosuke) rushes to be with Hokan during his final moments, and with the will of his lord, vows his vengeance. He subdues the hot blooded samurai, and surrenders the building. Hokan is outside the castle gates, with the short sword used for hara-kiri in hand, with the formally dressed Yuranosuke watching as the castle surrenders.

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