Chushingura: The Treasury of Loyal Retainers

TitleChushingura: The Treasury of Loyal Retainers
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1971
AuthorsIzumo, Takeda, Miyoshi Shoraku, and Namiki Senryu
TranslatorKeene, Donald
Number of Pages183
PublisherColumbia University Press
CityNew York

(The Treasury of Loyal Retainers), also known as the story of the Forty-Six (or Forty-Seven) , is the most famous and perennially popular of all Japanese dramas. Written around 1748 as a puppet play, it is now better known through Kabuki theater performances. Donald Keene's translation of the original text is presented here with a new preface and an introduction and notes to aid readers in their comprehension and enjoyment of the play.


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