47 ronin


The story of the Forty-Seven Ronin, who in 1703 committed ritual suicide after avenging the death of their master, was fictionalized in Japanese Kabuki theater as Chūshingura. The prints above come from a rare mid-19th century collection of Kabuki scenes in the Harvard Theatre Collection.

TS 435.13

Harvard Theatre Collection, Houghton Library, Harvard University

I will search for you through a thousand worlds and ten thousand lifetimes until I find you.“

"And I will wait for you in all of them.
—  47 Ronin, Kai & Mika