The Forty-Seven Ronins

  • von Takashi Takamia
  • Sprecher: Walter Covell
  • 0 Std. 36 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

This famous story chronicles the end of the lives of the Forty-Seven Ronin, also know as the Forty-Seven Samurai. It is described by one noted Japanese scholar as the country's "national legend". It recounts the most famous case involving the Samurai code of honor, "bushido".

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One snowy night in 1702, 47 ronin (masterless samurai warriors) avenged the death of their daimyo (i.e. "lord") in a brilliant raid. The episode has become ingrained in Japanese history as an example of the samurai code.
Takashi Takamia’s The Forty-Seven Ronins offers one rendition of this story. In his telling, the ronin’s daimyo, Asano, was bullied by a high official named Kira into an attack that led to Asano’s death. Asano’s warriors plot a careful revenge, scattering throughout the country and lulling Kira into a sense of safety, before they meet again.
Walter Covell’s driving delivery and masterly pronunciation of Japanese names help accentuate this bloody tale of vengeance.

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  • Erscheinungsdatum: 05.03.2008
  • Verlag: Jimcin Recordings