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Kagakuji Temple
Japan

Kagakuji Temple enshrines Ako Roshi (Ako is a name of a city. Roshi means masterless samurai) that is popular among Japanese people.

Some 300 years ago, the lord of Ako, Asano was teased by Kira so much that he drew his sword and hurt Kira.

Because this incident occured in Edo castle, Asano was ordered to commit hara-kiri. Any kind of violence in Edo castle where the Shogun lived was strictly prohibited.

The 47 of samurais in Ako decided to take revenge.
One day in winter, they raided Kira's mansion and killed him.

Although the shogun was moved by the loyalty of Ako Roshi, he ordered them to commit hara-kiri for committing murder.

There are 47 gravestones of Ako Roshi here. Ako Roshi's hair are buried under them.
Their bodies are interred in a temple in Tokyo.

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