For the past 300 years, the story of the brave band of samurai who avenged their master’s untimely death has been immortalized in plays, woodblock prints, ballads, novels, films, and, most recently, television. In this article, the author explore some of the meanings the 47 ronin story has for modern martial artists.
SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 13 No. 3 (2004): 14 pages.