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Sengakuji Temple and the 47 Ronin

Doing a post on the Sengakuji Temple and the story of the 47 Ronin almost feels dangerous. Everyone has an opinion on the tale, what Bushido means, and what is honorable. I’m just going to try to summarize the story and tell you about my visit to the temple; you can make judgments on your own. Deal? Good.

In the year 1701, by the Western calendar, several daimyo, or feudal lords, were asked to take part in a reception for the Emperor in Edo. One of these daimyo was Asano Takumi-no-Kami …