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Circuit Style Japanese Garden at Kuranosuke Oishi's Mansion
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This is a circuit style Japanese garden of Kuranosuke OISHI's mansion built in Edo period.

Kuranosuke OISHI was a leader of the strike force organized to avenge their lord's death.

In 1701, Oishi's lord Asano was humiliated by Kira in Edo Castle. Asano drew his katana sword in anger and hurt Kira.

Shogun ordered Asano to commit hara-kiri because murder attempt in Shogun's castle (Edo Castle) was a serious crime. Although, Kira was not punished.

One of Asano's men Oishi and other 46 samurais decided to revenge for their lord.

In 1702, they charged at Kira's mansion and killed him.

Many people thought the revenge was a virtue according to Bushido spirit.

Naturally, 46 of 47 samurais were ordered by the goverment to commit hara-kiri because murder was a felony even in those days. The only surviver was a messenger who told the news that the revenge was successful to the people in their hometown.

Japanese people think 47 samurais are the symbol of loyalties.

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