The 47 Ronin: A Story of Samurai Loyalty and Courage

The 47 Ronin: A Story of Samurai Loyalty and Courage

by Barry Till
     
 
The historic event of the 47 Ronin, who courageously and skillfully exacted revenge for the death of their lord, is beautifully portrayed through the Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints collected in this volume. The text details the situation precipitating the fateful act and explains the way 18th- and 19th-century Japanese artisans recorded the story. Accompanying the

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The historic event of the 47 Ronin, who courageously and skillfully exacted revenge for the death of their lord, is beautifully portrayed through the Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock prints collected in this volume. The text details the situation precipitating the fateful act and explains the way 18th- and 19th-century Japanese artisans recorded the story. Accompanying the woodblock prints are nine color photographs of the Ronin's armor, weaponry and gravesites. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764932090
Publisher:
Pomegranate Art Books, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/28/2005
Pages:
80
Product dimensions:
7.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

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