[Tokyo]: No date. Original boards. Small oblong 16mo. Accordion fold book with 24 pp color illustrations. Text in English and Japanese. Green & gilt paper covered boards with illustrated & printed title label to front cover; all edges silver. Small scrape to title label else fine. Item #18248
The story of the 47 Ronin, known as Chushingur, is one of the most popular Samurai tales in Japan. It is an 18th-century historical event in which a band of R nin (leaderless Samurai) avenged the death of their master. The incident immediately inspired a succession of Kabuki and Bunraku plays.