Samurai is the pride of the Japanese people. Their talents, courage and loyalty all make the whole world respect. Up to now, one of the famous stories has been handed down to prove the virtues of Samurai is the ‘legend of 47 romantic people’.
In 1701 in Japan, the Emperor ruled in Kyoto but the power was in the hands of Shogun Tokugawa Tsunayoshi in Edo. To pay respects to the Emperor, the Tokugawa Shogunate offered a tribute to Kyoto on the occasion of the New Year, while the Emperor also ordered the mission to Edo.
One year, the mission to receive the commission was given by the Shogun to the two lords Asano Naganori of Harima province, Ako citadel and the lord of Sendai province, Munehare Date.
Because the two feudal lords were relatively young and did not have much experience in hospitality, the shogun sent Yoshinaka Kira – an elderly official to assist the two lords. reception ceremony. But the official was a greedy man, who always asked the two young warlords to bribe himself with valuable gifts for peace.
Initially, because Kira did not achieve the goal, Kira always find ways to cause difficulties. He constantly insults and insults both lords. Lord Date is angry, he attempts to kill Kira, but is fortunate to stop him. Finally, in exchange for peace. Contrary to Lord Date, Lord Asano refused to flatter, not only did he refuse Kira’s ridiculous request, but he also frankly cursed at the visiting name.
A drop of water overflowed, after 2 months of memory of the arrogant attitude of the official, Lord Asano drew the sword to slash the visiting name, but the result only made him slightly injured. The purpose of eliminating the name of Lord Asano’s sightseeing was not only not achieved, but also caused him to be punished by the Tokugawa General. The young lord was given an honorable death, having to perform the seppuku (self-dissection), and the greedy Kira was safe and sound.
After the death of Lord Asano, the soldiers under him, became romantic people (freestyle martial artists). Feeling displeased at the death of his master, Asano’s loyal subordinates offered a request to the shogun to help restore the Asano family’s honor and leave Asano’s younger brother, Daigaku, to succeed the lord. However, this request was denied.
When the Imperial soldiers came to reclaim Ako Castle, the majority of the soldiers in the city left, leaving only a confidant named Oishi Kuranosuke and 59 other martial artists to stay until they were expelled from the city. The group of hatreds who visited Kira should have planned to assassinate him to avenge his master.
After two years of seclusion, waiting for the opportunity, the romantic group received the news that Kira would organize a party without precaution. They immediately planned revenge. Oishi Kuranosuke only allowed 46 romantic people to go with him, the remaining 13 people were ordered to return home.
On the day of the banquet, the romantic group split into groups to sneak into the palace. The bloody battle between 47 romans and 61 Kira soldiers took place in about 1 and a half hours with the victory of the romantics.
Kira was arrested while trying to hide in the corner of the warehouse. The romantic group had given Kira the chance to preserve her honor like Asano by doing seppuku, but because the tourist was too timid, he did not dare to do so. In the end, the Ronin beheaded Kira and brought the souls of Lord Asano to death.
Successful vengeance, 47 people do not run away and proactively to inform the General, willing to accept all punishments. Though deeply moved by their loyalty, in order to deter and protect the law, the shogun pardoned one person and allowed the remaining 46 to perform seppuku rituals in honor of the true samurai spirit. their main. The 46 mistresses were later buried near the tomb of Lord Asano in the Temple of Tuyen Nhac Tu, currently the Senkakuji temple in Tokyo.
Every year, on the occasion of the New Year, Japanese broadcasters replay the film about these 47 loyal faithful as a way of remembering them.