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Act III, Chūshingura

  • Original object type: Artefact
  • Title: Act III, Chūshingura
  • Corporate Creators: Utagawa Hiroshige I
  • Description:

    Act III in Chūshingura play: An unusual treatment of this scene. Okaru, escorted by one of Yenya's servants with a lantern, whom she is dismissing, arrives at the bridge over the moat, carrying a letter-box containing her mistress's answer to Moronao. While Kampei is carrying out his instructions, Bannai approaches and attempts to make Okaru run off with him, but he is interrupted by two men (bribed by Kampei) calling out that his master wants him (a trick previously played upon Kampei by Bannai). He returns to the palace and at the same moment Kampei comes out again to Okaru. Later, after Yenya's attack on Moronao, Bannai comes out a second time and attempts to arrest Kampei.

  • Date range: 1842-1847
  • Date: 1844
  • Subjects: University Subjects > Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
    University Subjects > Theatre
  • Depositing User: - libemu
  • Date Deposited: 04 Mar 2015 19:00
  • Last Modified: 04 Mar 2015 19:00