Graveyard at Sengakuji


Artist
Umetarō Azechi (Japanese, 1902 – 1999)
Date
1945
Medium
Woodblock print
Dimensions
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Credit Line
Gift of Ronald '62 and Gerri Vander Molen
Object Number
2015.27.3

Label
Sengakuji 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.

Object Type
Print