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Chūshingura (The Treasury of Loyal Retainers): A Puppet Play

Jan 12, Sara rated it it was amazing. One man at the side of the stage, the Tayu, accompanied by a samisen player, recites all the parts as well as his part of narrator. Provoked beyond his limits, En’ya draws and slashes Moronao. The play is set some centuries earlier but still depicts how intensely the action was discussed by then as the Tokugawa period was a time of change, peaceful and for the samurai then hard to find a place to fit in.

On top of that, he has created a thrilling translation, one that can be read as a novel and is hard to put down once started. The many moments when a Noh play intensifies its language to high poetry are absent in this play. A delightful, touching tale of feudal Japan; the loyalty due to the lords by their retainers.

A Puppet Play by Izumo Takeda. It gets confusing for students. In this story the samurai, now left on their own as ronin, plot revenge against that court official.


Return to Book Page. Also – interesting to imagine it being acted with puppets! Feb 27, Rage rated it really liked it Shelves: I wasn’t expecting that at all. A Chinese translation appeared by krene, and translations into English, French, and German by – making it ‘probably the first work of Japanese literature to be translated’ – and a play by John Masefield The Faithful appeared in Dispatched from the UK in 2 business days When will my order arrive?


His personal pride was more important to him than all of these people’s lives, all of whom paid his price. The 47 Ronin do not avenge their lord because he was a good man, because he is worthy of their loyalty. A rated it it was ok Nov 17, Here we chushinngura describe such an instance This play, even more chushngura the classic texts on bushido the way of the samuraibrings home to me the terrible coherence and alienness of a culture willing to sacrifice absolutely everything and everybody to a code of honor in which duty to one’s liege is far and away the highest value, where parents will sell their daughter into prostitution so that their son-in-law will chsuhingura money to contribute to a monument to his deceased liege and she goes willingly in the name of her duty to her husband and parentsjust to mention one example of many.

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Not literally, of course, as the stories are very different, but in the way that it is a story that every Japanese person knows. Later, he is surrounded by dozens of police who threaten to kill his son if he doesn’t confess.

At first I didn’t want to list it here as I had to read this play for a class about Japanese history but then I really enjoyed and thought it’d also fit my private reading taste ; This story is based on a real event – the avenge of the 47 ronin even if there were only 46 of them in They jeene to avenge the death of their late master and plan to attack the man who provoked their master to disgrace his honor.


Lists with This Book. Articles containing Japanese-language text. May 10, Marielle rated it really liked it Shelves: The Editors of Encyclopaedia Jeene. En’ya sends his retainers a message that he and Moronao have been charged with the welcoming of Tadayoshi the next day. The shoguns wouldn’t brook criticism of their rule, which often was the intent baked into drama or woodblock prints. The Treasury of Loyal Retainers, or the revenge of the 47 ronin, is one of the most popular chuwhingura plays and familiar stories chushingurz Japanese history.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles: But not only that, at the same time it’s full with love, fights, betrayal, braveness and sacrifice – a compelling story to read even nowadays. Since the original play was written there have been numerous adaptations in film, novels, and television productions. He is accused of murdering his father-in-law, and because it was dark, even Keen believes it.

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I do not read many plays, but I was able to be enveloped in the story and was so compelled by it that I finished it the day that I started it. Of course, since he was born a merchant, he cannot join the raid no matter how much he sacrifices. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.