The Gion District (Gionmachi)

the_gion_districtIn this scene from the famous Kabuki play Chushingura, the young Oishi Rikiya delivers a letter containing news about the forty-seven Ronin to the Ichiriki Teahouse in Kyoto where his father, Oishi Yuranosuke, is secretly organizing a vendetta to avenge his master’s death. (printed October 1885)

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