Graveyard at Sengakuji
Umetarō Azechi (Japanese, 1902 – 1999)
Credit LineGift of Ronald '62 and Gerri Vander Molen
LabelSengakuji is a small temple in Tokyo where the famous 47 Ronin are buried. The 47 Ronin were a band of 18th century samurai who avenged the death of their lord by killing the man responsible and then committing suicide. They were the subject of many plays and popular stories and were regarded as paragons of loyalty and bravery, two qualities that were strongly emphasized by Japan’s imperial government during World War II.