Story of the
"Ronin" ~ A "Masterless"
Among flowers, the cherry blossom;
Among men, the samurai.
During the Japanese Shogun period, if a
feudal lord ("daimyo") lost his fiefdom,
his samurai retainers became displaced, "masterless".
This is the story of Lord Asano, and how
47 of his samurai retainers,
led by the brave Oishi, demonstrated the ultimate
with their lives.
The Story 
- The Heroic Deed of the Genroku Period
- Sengaku-ji Temple
Grounds | Temple
The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn
Published by the Charles E. Tuttle Company,
Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 70-121274
International Standard Book No. 0-8048-0196-7
First Printing, 1970
Eighth Printing, 1981
Printed in Japan
1. Source material
provided by Sam Moledzki.